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Elaine E. Shelstad, 80

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Elaine E. Shelstad, age 80, of Zumbrota, died on Wednesday, Dec. 18, at St. Brigid's at Hi-Park in Red Wing.

She was born on Feb. 1, 1933, on Bremer Hill in Wabasha County, Minn., to Emil and Edna (nee Stechmann) Zimmermann. She graduated from Goodhue High School. In March of 1955, she married Arland Shelstad, and they later divorced. Elaine enjoyed playing cards, especially 500 and Euchre. She also enjoyed traveling and visiting her girls and their families. Elaine was a member of Christ Lutheran Church.

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Elaine is survived by her daughters, Debra Tincher of Richmond, Ky., Diane (Bruce) Johnson of Cut Bank, Mont., Denette (Kyle) Braxton of Great Falls, Mont., and DelMarie (Mike) Warburton of Valrico, Fla.; grandchildren, Jake (Leigh Ann) Tincher, Jenny Tincher, Jessie and Jordan Johnson, Brian Lake, Kyle II, Josh and Whitney Braxton, Jennifer and Michael Warburton; great-grandchildren, Jaxon and Joseigh, Terrence, Kyle III and Keaton; brother Larry (Marlys) Zimmerman of Apple Valley; and many nieces and nephews.

Elaine was preceded in death by grandson, John W.A. Tincher; brothers Wayne, Myron and Earl Zimmermann; infant sister, Lois; and son-in-law, John Tincher.

The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 21, at Christ Lutheran Church in Zumbrota, with Pastor Wayne D. Schoch officiating. Burial will be in St. John's Bear Valley Lutheran Church Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church.

Arrangements are with the Mahn Family Funeral Home - Larson Chapel in Zumbrota. www.mahnfamilyfuneralhome.com

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