Elkie Weidenaar, of Braham, passed away on Sunday, January 20, 2019 at GracePointe Crossing in Cambridge.  He was 97 years old.

A GATHERING OF FAMILY AND FRIENDS will be held from 1:00-4:00 pm on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at the Braham Evangelical Lutheran Church, with a prayer service at 1:30 pm.

INURNMENT will be at the Grasston Union Cemetery.

Elkie Weidenaar went to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, January 20, 2019. He was 97 years old.

He was born to William and Grace (Seibenga) Weidenaar on December 25, 1921, in Ackley, Iowa. He entered a family of 1 brother and 6 sisters. The family moved to Owatonna and another sister was born – then to Pease, MN where another sister completed the family. In 1935 they moved to a farm in the Lewis Lake Community.He attended school in Greenbush, Mille Lacs County and then farmed with his father in Lewis Lake until 1947. In 1947 he bought the Erik Dahlquist farm in Grass Lake Township. In 1948 he brought his bride, Calla Joyce Nordentstrom of Grasston, to this farm. To this union five children were born: Bill, Teresa, Carol, Becky and Jon.

Elkie drove milk truck for the Braham Cooperative Creamery 1965-1977. He retired from farming in 1977, and starting working for Bauerly Brothers in road construction. In 1986 Elkie and Calla moved to Hilliard, Florida. He worked for Gold Kist & Hillendale Eggs as a security guard. He enjoyed golfing and fishing. In March of 2011, they left Florida and made their home with their daughter, Becky. Calla passed away in 2014, and Elkie continued to live with Becky until 2015 when he moved to GracePointe Crossing Nursing Care where he spent his final days.

Elkie was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Calla; son Jon Richard Weidenaar; grandson Jason Patrick Boeck; great-grandaughter Olivia Hubbart; daughter-in-law Julie Weidenaar; 8 sisters and their spouses, and 1 brother.

Elkie is survived by his son, William (Sherry) Weidenaar; daughters Teresa Hasbrook, Carol Fiedler (Rick) Brandt and Becky Anderson; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and four sisters-in-law.

13 guestbook entries for ELKIE WEIDENAAR

  1. Vicki Tollefsrud January 21, 2019 at 7:56 pm #

    Thinking of all of you. Many wonderful memories for you. Prayers and hugs.

  2. Cathy Greeley January 22, 2019 at 6:30 am #

    Becky, I am so sorry for your loss of your dad. We all know its coming but it is always really hard to let go. Thoughs and Prayer to you and all you family.

  3. BO January 22, 2019 at 6:51 am #

    My deepest sympathies to the family of Mr. Weidenaar. May “the God of all comfort” and your precious memories sustain you at this difficult time. 2 Corinthians 1:3, 4.

  4. Marie Grundberg January 23, 2019 at 8:53 am #

    Our deepest sympathy in the loss of your dear dad Elkie! I will miss his wonderful smile and joking with me at gracepoint! Prayers and thoughts are with you all in your sad loss of your dear dad!

  5. Debbie Grell Shepard January 23, 2019 at 12:41 pm #

    Sorry for your loss. Hugs and prayers to all 🙏🏻

  6. Jean Engstrom January 23, 2019 at 10:02 pm #

    Becky, Carol and family,

    My heart is so sad for you. I witnessed the love that you had for Elkie when I would visit my in-laws at Gracepointe. I remember Elkie sitting outside in the sun, always greeting each other with a warm greeting and smile. My prayers for a peace in your hearts that only God can bless you with.

  7. Debbie Singh January 24, 2019 at 7:45 am #

    Hard to say goodbye when you’ve loved him so long. I don’t recall ever seeing him without a big smile. That’s what I’ll remember. Thinking of you all…

  8. Ruth Hagfors January 24, 2019 at 5:14 pm #

    Becky, Teresa and family, my deepest sympathy to you. I know you were very close to your Dad and will miss him terribly. He has entered a beautiful world that one day you will be able to join. Look to Jesus for comfort.

  9. Linda Olson January 24, 2019 at 8:30 pm #

    I will truly miss Elkie.
    He made me smile everyday and I will miss his smile.
    I feel very fortunate to had the opportunity to get to know him and his wonderful family.
    You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  10. Dale Solberg, Grace Pointe Crossing January 25, 2019 at 9:23 am #

    Peace to the memory of Elkie and grace and peace to family members. Pastor Dale, Grace Pointe Crossing

  11. Laverne Teich January 25, 2019 at 10:21 am #

    Clinton & LaVerne Teich

    So sorry about your dad. Hugs to you all.

  12. Mark Peterson January 25, 2019 at 11:22 am #

    Becky, Teresa, and family, May God comfort you in the loss of your father. We grieve but not like those who have no hope (1 Thessalonians 4:13).

  13. Terry and Mary Kay Nodeen January 26, 2019 at 1:10 pm #

    Our sympathy and prayers to his loved ones as you reflect on your fsther’s life. You are an excellent example of unselfish love for your parents.
    Terry and Mary Kay Bideen

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