Elaine Samuelson, 82Elaine Charlotte Samuelson, age 82, a lifelong resident of the Cannon Falls area, passed away on Thursday afternoon, Sept. 27, at the Seminary Home in Red Wing, where she had been a resident the past 12 years.
Elaine Charlotte Samuelson, age 82, a lifelong resident of the Cannon Falls area, passed away on Thursday afternoon, Sept. 27, at the Seminary Home in Red Wing, where she had been a resident the past 12 years.
Elaine was born at home in Leon Township on Dec. 21, 1929, to Victor M. Swanson and Frances (Edstrom) Swanson. She graduated from Cannon Falls High School and attended the MN School of Business. She married Vernald R. Samuelson on Sept. 7, 1951, at Spring Garden Lutheran Church, where she had been baptized and confirmed. Following their marriage, they made their home in Vasa Township, and she was a longtime member of Vasa Lutheran Church.
She loved spending time with her family and visiting with friends. She enjoyed reading, music, and crafts, including broomstick crocheting. She loved animals and enjoyed the Seminary Home activities, especially Bingo.
She is survived by her son, Rick Samuelson of rural Cannon Falls; daughters, Kristal (Robert) Swanson of rural Cannon Falls and Kathryn (Lowell) Peterson of Farmington; seven grandchildren, Cora (Harold) Jones of Denver, Colo., Lindsay (Mike) Collins of Kenyon, Laura Swanson of Cannon Falls, Britta (Mike) Pahl of Apple Valley, Katrina Peterson, Mikkel Peterson, and Samuel Peterson, all of Farmington; sister-in-law, Lyla Swanson of Cannon Falls; and many other extended family, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Vernald, on Jan. 27, 2011; parents, Victor and Frances Swanson; brother, Virgil Swanson; and sister, Adele Albrecht.
Funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30, at Vasa Lutheran Church, with Pastor Kristi Mitchell officiating. Visitation will be held 1 hour prior to service at church. Interment will follow at Vasa Lutheran Cemetery.
Active pallbearers will be Mikkel and Samuel Peterson, Mike Collins, Mike Pahl, Robert Swanson and Lowell Peterson. Honorary pallbearers will be Harold and Cora Jones, Lindsay Collins, Laura Swanson, Britta Pahl, and Katrina Peterson.
Memorials are preferred to Vasa Lutheran Church or Arthritis Foundation.
Arrangements by Lundberg Funeral Home in Cannon Falls. Online condolences may be directed to www.lundbergfuneral.com.
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