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Elaine Reynolds 1932-2009

Aug 18, 2009

GRAETTINGER — June Elaine Reynolds died Friday, Aug. 14, 2009, at Palo Alto County Hospital in Emmetsburg. She was 77.

Funeral service was Monday, Aug. 17, at the United Methodist Church in Graettinger. Pastor Michael Shaffer officiated.

Burial was in Valley View Cemetery, Graettinger. The Henry-Olson Funeral Home in Graettinger was in charge of arrangements.

June Elaine (Brobst) Reynolds, the daughter of Floyd P. and Grace (Lane) Brobst, was born June 28, 1932 in Graettinger. She received her education in Graettinger schools, graduating from Graettinger High School in 1950.

On July 29, 1948 she was united in marriage to William Reynolds in Graettinger. Following their marriage the couple lived in Graettinger and Elaine worked for the telephone company. In 1959, they moved to Windom, MN and she was employed at the grocery store. The couple moved back to Graettinger and she helped at Master’s Grocery. In 1968, the couple purchased the locker plant in Havelock and later they also purchased the Graettinger Locker. The couple sold the Graettinger and Havelock plants and Elaine went to work for Lakeside Lutheran Home in Emmetsburg. In 1980 they owned and operated the Ruthven Locker until they retired in the early 1990’s. William died in 1995.

Elaine was a member of the Graettinger United Methodist Church. For hobbies, she enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, houseplants, card games, and taking care of her dog, Sophie.

Left to cherish Elaine’s memory are her daughter, Deborah Eastin of Graettinger; son, Mark Reynolds and his wife, Julie of Pocahontas; three grandchildren, Keilah Burris and her husband, John of Carlisle, Christian Reynolds of Fort Dodge, Marisa Sidles and her husband, Nathan of Terril; three step grandchildren, Michelle Nestor and her husband, Chris of Gypsum, CO, Cris Bissell-Eastin of Milwaukee, WI, Drew Bissell-Eastin of Iowa City; six great grandchildren and special niece, Nancy Kroenke.

She has been preceded in death by her husband; parents; son, Scott; son-in-law, Mike Eastin; three brothers, Harold, George and Earl “Shorty” Brobst and one sister, Margaret Mammen.