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Elaine Haines

Elaine Haines, 88, of Hurley, SD, died Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at Pioneer Memorial Nursing Home, Viborg. Funeral services will be at 1:30pm Saturday, January 23, 2016 at the United Methodist Church, Hurley with burial at the Hurley Cemetery. Visitation will be an hour before services. Arrangements by Hofmeister Jones Funeral Home.

Elaine June Christensen was born near Turkey Ridge to Carl and Mary Christensen on June 5, 1927. She attended school at Hurley public for 12 years, graduating from Hurley High School in 1945. She taught school, worked in the school cafeteria as a cook, and was employed for 16 years in the grocery store. On January 2, 1948 she was united in marriage to John "Pete" Haines. They farmed until 1962 when they moved into Hurley where he worked as a plumber. Pete died on February 17, 1982.

Elaine was a member of the Hurley United Methodist Church, UMW, American Legion Auxiliary, Hurley Senior Citizens, and Hurley Historical Club.

Elaine was a loving wife, mother, sister, aunt, grandmother and friend. Her hobbies were gardening, making quilts and giving them away. She loved to play cards and games, and make pies.

Grateful for having shared her life are her sons, John (Janet) Haines, Sioux Falls, and Greg (Jill Hurley) Haines, Viborg; a daughter, Janet (Kendel) Tronbak, Hurley; 4 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren; a brother, Dale "Buzzy" Christensen, Viborg; a sister, Gerry Petersen, Hurley; a sister in law, Mary Paulsen, Viborg; and a brother in law, Norm Ekeland, Sioux Falls; along with numerous other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Pete; and a sister, Muriel Ekeland.

Published in The Argus Leader on Jan. 22, 2016
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