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Elaine E. Latzig, 85

Elaine E. Latzig, age 85, of New Germany, passed away Friday, Jan. 29, 2016, at St. Mary’s Care Center in Winsted.

She was born March 11, 1930, in McLeod County, the daughter of Emil and Laura (Tonn) Zebell. Elaine was baptized March 30, 1930, at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Lester Prairie; and confirmed April 2, 1944, at the same church by the Rev. A. F. Vomhof.

Elaine was united in marriage to Melvin A. Latzig June 7, 1949, at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Lester Prairie, by the Rev. Brent Streufert.

Elaine was a homemaker and farmhand. She enjoyed cooking, baking, crocheting, sewing, playing bingo and cards.

She also had a nice-sized garden which grew much produce that she would can for the family to enjoy.

Elaine was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin; son and daughter-in-law David and Mary Latzig; parents Emil and Laura Zebell; brother Leonard Zebell; sisters Viola (Walden) Kohls, and Luella (Hillard) Graupmann; and sisters-in-law Leona Zebell and Barbara Zebell.

She is survived by her loving family: daughter Diane (Gary) Hardel of Chaska; grandchildren Ranee (Paul) Krueger, Rita Everhart and Matt Wosmek, Rachel Latzig and Andy Lewis, and Stephanie (Travis) Krautkremer; great-grandchildren Isaac Krueger, Malcolm Everhart, Jackson Everhart, and Mary Roberts; brothers Clarence (Violet) Zebell of Glencoe, Maynard (Delores) Zebell of Glencoe, and Vernon (Marlene) Zebell of Waconia; nieces; nephews; and other relatives and friends.

Elaine’s funeral service took place Tuesday, Feb. 2 at 11 a.m. at St. Mark Lutheran Church in New Germany with the Rev. LeRoy LaPlant officiating. Interment followed at St. Mark Lutheran Cemetery, New Germany.

There was visitation one hour prior to the service at the church.

Casket bearers were Isaac Krueger, Jackson Everhart, Malcolm Everhart, Paul Krueger, Matt Wosmek, and Travis Krautkremer.

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

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