Elaine Berdell (Lilleskov) Flaten of Cannon Falls passed away on Thursday, October 24, at Mayo Clinic Health System, Cannon Falls. She was eighty-eight.
Elaine was born on December 10, 1924, in rural Kenyon to Carl and Ida (Olstad) Lilleskov. She lived just west of Wanamingo and attended the District 63 rural school in Old Wanamingo for eight years. She often told of skiing to school in the snow. A fond memory of her youth was attending Bible Camp on Green Lake at Spicer, Minnesota. She loved nature, particularly birds and wildflowers.
Elaine was married to Sanford Flaten on August 9, 1947. They made their home in rural Dennison. Later they divorced.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her former husband Sanford Flaten, and her partner, Orris Aamodt.
Elaine is survived by her children, Roslyn (Bob) Hjermstad and Calvin (Roxanne) Flaten, both of Cannon Falls; grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
As Elaine wished, arrangements are private by Lundberg Funeral Home.