Elaine Jorschumb, age 96 of Wheaton, Minnesota, passed away Wednesday, June 3, 2020, at the Traverse Care Center in Wheaton, MN.

A Private Family Graveside Service was held Saturday, June 6, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. at St. John Lutheran Cemetery in Wheaton, MN, with Rev. Gerald Goetz officiating. Pallbearers were Allen Jorschumb, Dean Jorschumb, Bill Nicklay, Andrea Macklanburg, Ron Jorschumb, Darrin Jorschumb and Josh Jorschumb.

Elaine Rosalie Hilleren was born October 17, 1923, in Benson, Minnesota to Oscar and Lillian (Christensen) Hilleren. She graduated from Appleton High School in 1941. She was united in marriage to Arthur Jorschumb on November 27, 1944 at St. John Lutheran Church in Wheaton. Arthur left shortly after their marriage serving in the United States Army during WWII. While Arthur was overseas, Elaine moved to North Dakota to live with family. Upon Arthur’s honorable discharge in 1946, the couple returned to Wheaton where they farmed south of town.

Elaine was a longtime member of St. John Lutheran Church, the Homemaker’s Club and Card Club.

Elaine is survived by two sons: Allen (Sandy)  Jorschumb of Wheaton; and Dean (Denna) Jorschumb of Red Wood Falls, MN: son-in-law Bill Nicklay of Rochester, MN; one sister Corrine Littlefield of Stanley, ND; one brother Gordon Hilleren of Newtown, ND; four grandchildren: Andrea (Bear) Macklanburg of Sleepy Eye, MN; Ron (Ashley) Jorschumb of Sleepy Eye, MN; Darrin (Kaye) Jorschumb of Avon, MN; and Josh (Susan) Jorschumb of Moorhead, MN; and numerous great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Elaine was preceded in death by her parents, husband Arthur; daughter Jane Nicklay; son Danny Jorschumb; brother Orrin Hilleren; and great-granddaughter Corinne Zinniel.

Funeral arrangements with Bainbridge Funeral in Wheaton, MN.


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