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Elaine M. Roepke, 92

Elaine Matilda Roepke, age 92, of Cokato, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020, at the Cokato Manor.

Elaine was born in Chaska, MN, June 16, 1928, to Henry and Lydia (Morchen) Schwalbe.

Elaine worked on assembly at Tonka Toys, and making watches at Nortronix in Dassel, MN. She was a farm wife to Ardell, and had six children.

She enjoyed flowers, gardening, fishing, camping, vacationing, playing cards, and going to the casino. Later in life, she enjoyed activities at the manor, where she would volunteer.

Elaine was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ardell; and children, Roger, Kenneth, and Diana.

She is survived by her children, Sheldon Roepke, Allan (Mavis) Roepke, and Susan Zeidler; daughters in-law, Ethel, and Shirley Roepke; along with several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.

A celebration of Elaine’s life will take place at a later date.

Arrangements are by Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Cokato & Howard Lake, www.swansonpeterson.com, 320-286-2534.

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