Elaine M. Fleischacker, age 88, of Winsted, passed away Monday, Aug. 31, 2020, at Ridgeview Hospital in Waconia.
A visitation will take place Saturday, Sept. 5 from 9 a.m. to noon at Chilson Funeral Home. A prayer service will follow from noon to 12:30 p.m.
A Mass of Christian burial will take place Saturday, Sept. 5 at 1 p.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted.
There will be no luncheon served due to COVID-19 concerns.
Casket bearers will be Elaine’s granddaughers: Holly O’Dell, Christine Carlson, Julia Odenbrett, Kari Fleischacker, Marquel Fleischacker, and Madisyn Radtke.
Honorary casket bearers will be grandsons: Tyson Bergland, Zach Bergland, Jack Fleischacker, Adam Fleischacker, Sam Fleischacker, Spencer Radtke, Mitchell Lachermeier, Aaron Millerbernd, Max Millerbernd, and Jack Millerbernd.
Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted, assisted the family with arrangements. On-line condolences can be made at www.chilsonfuneralhome.com.
She was born Nov. 2, 1931, to George and Matilda (Otto) Zimmermann. Elaine graduated from Holy Trinity High School in 1949.
Elaine Zimmermann and Kenneth J. Fleischacker were joined in holy marriage at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted, Nov. 25, 1950. God blessed their marriage with nine children.
Over the years, Elaine worked as a bank teller at Citizens State Bank of Winsted, a cook at the Blue Note Supper Club, and a dietary aide at St. Mary’s Nursing Home. After retiring, Elaine volunteered at St. Mary’s doing clerical work. She said she loved her volunteer job.
Elaine was known for her hard work, her wonderful baking skills, and her good sense of humor. She always enjoyed the times when her children and grandchildren would get together for the holidays or a family event. She was most proud of her family.
She was a faithful, lifelong member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted.
Elaine is survived by her nine children: Connie (Dave) Kirking of Montevideo, Karen Bergland of Chaska, Brad (Michelle) Fleischacker of Howard Lake, Bruce (Bob) Fleischacker of West St. Paul, Todd (Pam) Fleischacker of Winsted, Scott (Lori) Fleischacker of Annandale, Kim (Rollie) Radtke of Lester Prairie, Amy Fleischacker of Winsted, and Stacey (Phil) Neumann of Lester Prairie; 16 grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; 11 step-great-grandchildren; a sister, Carol (Jerry) Wannow of Hartford, WI; and many other relatives and friends.
She was prededed in death by her parents, husband, brothers: Walter, Linus, and Reuben, and sister: Marie Borrell.