Elaine was born November 22, 1924, to the late Christian G. and Bertha (Mathas) Miller in Green Bay, Wisconsin. She proudly served her country in the United States Navy during World War II.
Elaine married Marvin Larsen in January 30, 1960, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Marvin passed away on February 6, 2004.
Elaine was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church and the VFW Sgt. Alvin Jonker Post 2326. In her younger years, Elaine worked as a cosmetologist. After she married, she worked as a devoted homemaker and mother to her children. In her spare time Elaine enjoyed reading, knitting and sewing, but what she loved most of all was working in her garden.
Elaine is lovingly remembered by her children: Janet Larsen of Riverside, California, Richard (Loraine) Larsen of Seattle, Washington, Cheryl (Mark) Ralya of Grand Haven, Kristine (Tom) Dutra of Kansas City, and Jill Larsen of Dallas, Texas; six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild; and sister-in-law, Maxine Miller of Wisconsin. Along with her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister.
A Funeral Service for Elaine will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, October 19, 2017, at Klaassen Family Funeral Home with Pastor Dieter Haupt officiating. Friends may meet the family one hour prior to the service at 10 a.m. Full Military Rites will be performed by the VFW Sgt. Alvin Jonker Post 2326. Interment will be at Grand Haven Township Lakeshore Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of North Ottawa Community. Please visit www.klaassenfuneralhome.com to sign Elaine’s online guest book.
Arrangements by Klaassen Family Funeral Home.