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Earl Elkins (1969 - 2013)

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Earl L. Elkins, 43


Feb. 9, 1969 - Jan. 31, 2013

Funeral Services will be 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Sauk Rapids for Earl L. Elkins, age 43, who passed away Thursday at his home. Rev. Ben Kociemba will officiate and burial will be at St. Francis Xavier Cemetery, Sartell. Friends and relatives may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday and one hour prior to the services Wednesday at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Sauk Rapids.

Earl was born Feb. 9, 1969 in Coos Bay, OR to Gary & Charlene (Gobble) Elkins. He grew up in Fairfield, IA and spent most of his life in the Sartell/Rice area. Earl worked as an Evening Distributor for Gannett in Maple Grove, where he took a lot of pride in his work. He enjoyed fishing, vacations, and spending time with his children.

Survivors include his significant other of 24 years, Bonnie Bernick of Rice; daughters and sons, Erin Elkins of Sauk Rapids, Zachary, Katie, and Nathan Elkins all of Rice, John Bernick of Sartell, and Melissa Bernick of St. Cloud; mother, Charlene Elkins of Fairfield, IA; sister, Marsha Elkins of Fairfield, IA; and nieces and nephews. Earl was preceded in death by his grandparents.

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Published in the St. Cloud Times on Feb. 5, 2013
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Williams Dingmann Funeral Homes
324 2nd Avenue South Sauk Rapids, MN 56379
(320) 251-1454
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