ROCK INGEBRAND FUNERAL HOME – BRAHAM
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.