GRACE O. ELORANTA (1924 - 2018)

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GRACE O. ELORANTA, 93, passed away Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018, at Swiss Village. Born in Berne, Ind., on April 17, 1924, Grace was the daughter of Harry and Frieda (Neu hauser) Sprunger. After moving to Fort Wayne, she worked at Lincoln Bank where she met her husband, Walter G. Eloranta. They were married for 62 years and raised three children. Grace devoted her life to serving God and her family which she did with excellence. She was a wonderful cook, seamstress, and more. Whatever she laid her hand to prospered. Grace was a co-owner of the Cotton Patch in Bluffton and she also volunteered at International House, teaching women to knit and crochet. Surviving are three daughters, Sandra Sillampa of Colby, Wis., Nancy (Robert) Rhee of Fort Wayne, and Barbara (Ted) Dynes of Decatur; nine grandchildren, Josie Miller, David Sillampa, Timothy Sillampa, and Kelly Sillampa, Elizabeth Rubio and Suzanne Rhee, Seth Dynes, Olivia Dynes, and Joshua Dynes; two great-grandchildren, Vivian Sillampa and Daniel Miller; and two sisters, Rosanna Kohli and Beverly (Dwight) Neuenschwander. Grace was preceded in death by her husband; parents; sister, Florieda Baysinger; and brother, Meredith Sprunger. Service is 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018, at Swiss Village Chapel, with visitation one hour prior. Burial in MRE Cemetery, Berne, Ind. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Swiss Village Samaritan's Endowment Fund or Shoaff Park Baptist Church. Arrangements by Yager-Kirchofer Funeral Home.
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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Feb. 14, 2018