Elaine M. Gueningsman, 78

Elaine Marie Gueningsman, age 78, of Lester Prairie, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016, at Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia, surrounded by family.

There will be visitation Monday, Sept. 19 beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted, followed by a prayer service at 11:30 a.m. with Father Paul Schumacher officiating. Alice Nowak will be the organist for the funeral service. Interment will follow at Holy Trinity Cemetery.

Casket bearers will be Bryan Sicheneder, Brad Sicheneder, Cody Gueningsman, Cole Gueningsman, Alex Gueningsman, Justin Schelitzche, Tyson Barnes, T.J. Schulz, and Cody Cuhel.

The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted is serving the family. Online condolences may be made to www.chilsonfuneralhome.com.

Elaine was born April 4, 1938, in Winsted, the daughter of Gilbert and Viola (Pavlak) Rehmann.

She was joined in holy marriage with Leonard Herman Gueningsman April 30, 1960, at the rectory of Holy Trinity Church in Winsted. God blessed their marriage with six children.

Elaine enjoyed owning and operating The Pantry Cafe in Winsted for many years.

She enjoyed cooking, truck pulls, spending time with family, baseball games, going to the lake, reading, sewing, and garage sales.

Elaine is survived by her loving children: Jo (Fritz) Lukes of Lester Prairie, Jean (Tim) Sicheneder of New Germany, Jim (Tammy) Gueningsman of Winsted, Jerry (Cindy) Gueningsman of Lester Prairie, daughter-in-law Kay Gueningsman of Winsted, Jody (Linda) Gueningsman of Annandale; grandchildren Jenna Lukes and fiancé Tom, Jessika (Cody) Cuhel, Bryan (Colleen) Sicheneder, Brad (Molly) Sicheneder, Jamie (Tyson) Barnes, Kasey Gueningsman and fiancé Josh, Cody Gueningsman, Nicole (T.J.) Schulz, Kayla Gueningsman and fiancé Matt, Gabby Gueningsman and Justin Schelitzche, Annie Gueningsman, Cole Gueningsman and Alex Gueningsman; and step-grandchildren Andrew (Samantha) Haggard and Taylor Haggard.

She is further survived by great-grandchildren Hayley, Johnathan, Victoria, Scout, Grant, Treighton, Bryce and Addy; step-great-grandchildren Sara and Adeline; siblings Dennis (Betty) Rehmann of Winsted, William (Elaine) Rehmann of Watertown, and Phillip (Sharlene) Rehmann of Winsted, sister-in-law Lucy Rehmann of Lester Prairie; and other relatives and friends.

Elaine was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard; her son, Jeff; her parents, Gilbert and Viola; and her brother, Harvey.

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