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Elaine H. Drew, 77

Elaine H. Drew, age 77, of Delano, died Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012, at the Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia.

She was born Oct. 7, 1934, in Chaska, the daughter of Ernest and Helen (Peters) Meyer. Elaine was baptized and confirmed in the Christian faith at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Chaska.

She was a graduate of Chaska High School class of 1952.

Elaine was united in marriage to Harvey A. Drew June 22, 1954, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Chaska.

Elaine loved to tend to her garden, and she was known for taking care of her yard. She also enjoyed traveling to many different areas.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest and Helen Meyer; daughter-in-law Nancy Drew; sister and brothers-in-law Florence and Raymond Ortloff, and Kenneth Swaim; and a brother, Marvin Meyer.

Elaine is survived by her loving family; husband Harvey; sons and daughter-in-law Ken Drew of Brooklyn Park, and Steve and Susan Drew of Big Fork; a sister, Evelyn Swaim of Detroit, MI; brothers and sisters-in-law Millie and Susie Moldenhauer of St. Bonifacius, Earl and Sue Meyer of Chaska, and Jean Meyer of Benson; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Donald and Joanne Drew of Aitkin, Robert and Beverly Drew of Janesville, WI, and Shirley and Larry Kamann of Morristown, PA; nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

The funeral service took place Thursday, Aug. 30 at 11 a.m. at Cross Evangelical Lutheran Church in Rockford, followed by interment in St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery in Chaska.

Visitation was Wednesday, Aug. 29 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia, and continued Thursday one hour prior to the service at church.

Casket bearers were Joe Drew, David Moldenhauer, Don Moldenhauer, Eugene Wolff, Scott Gray, and Chad Gray.

Arrangements were with the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia; www.johnsonfh.com.