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Elaine A. Miest, 86

Elaine Anna Selma Miest, age 86, of Hutchinson, formerly of Cokato, died Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, at Hutch Health.

She was born Dec. 27, 1926, in Bismark Township, Sibley County, to Ralph and Emma (Borchert) Leske.

Elaine was baptized Jan. 27, 1927, at St. John’s Lutheran Church of Cedar Mills by Pastor Mueller. She was confirmed at Peace Lutheran Church in Hutchinson, Palm Sunday, 1940.

Elaine graduated from Hutchinson High School in 1944.

She was united in marriage to Richard Miest Nov. 1, 1952, at Peace Lutheran Church. They enjoyed 57 years of blessed marriage.

Elaine enjoyed watching sports, attending her nieces’ and nephews’ events, and traveling with her husband. She also enjoyed the time she spent with her family and friends, along with life on the farm.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sister Beverly (Jack) Powers; and sister-in-law Lois Leske.

Elaine is survived by her brother, Roger Leske; and sister, Mavis (Ray) Muckala, all of Hutchinson; along with many special nieces and nephews.

The funeral service took place Saturday, Feb. 23 at 11 a.m. at Peace Lutheran Church in Hutchinson.

Visitation was Friday, Feb. 22 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the church, and continued Saturday one hour prior to the service.

Arrangements were by Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home of Cokato, www.swansonpeterson.com.