Funeral Services for Elaine “Dolly” Luke, age 72, of Mott, ND were scheduled for Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Mott. Pastor John Amundson will officiate with burial to follow at Sunnyslope Cemetery, Mott.
Visitation was on Tuesday from 1 – 7 pm at the Evanson Jensen Funeral Home in Mott, with a family service to follow, starting at 7 pm. There was also a visitation one hour prior to the funeral service on Wednesday morning at the church.
Serving as Casketbearers were Mark Luke, Rodney Luke, Jerry Frey, Justin Mosbrucker, Joey Greff, Heather Jahner, Isaac Frey, and Alaina Frey.
Music for the service was by Wade Hoherz, soloist and guitarist.
Elaine Faye Klein was born on November 2, 1943 to George and Ruth (Heth) Klein in Hot Springs, SD. She moved to Mott with her family at a very young age. She graduated from Mott Lincoln High School in 1962. Elaine married Jerome Luke on January 4, 1964. To this union five children were born: Suzette, Timothy, Mark, Darrin, and Rodney.
When she was first married, Elaine worked at the Good Samaritan West Center as a CNA. She then took time off from the nursing home to raise her young children. Once Rodney entered school, she resumed working, but this time at the Good Samaritan East Center, which is now our current nursing center.
In the early 1970’s she went to work at Halvorson’s Super Value. In 1992 Elaine stopped working at the grocery store and opened a small daycare. Later, in 1997, she went back to working at the nursing home and worked there until her health caused her to retire in 2012.
Elaine’s favorite pastime was spending time with her grandkids. She enjoyed attending their sporting and school events. Elaine would attend everything that her health would allow. She cherished her entire family, and Isaac and Alaina were her prize possessions.
Some of her hobbies included reading, doing crossword puzzles, and baking with her grandkids. She liked to travel, and especially enjoyed getting out and about to do some shopping with “her girls.”
Elaine passed from this life on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at the West River Regional Medical Center in Hettinger, ND.
She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Jerome; her daughter, Suzette (Jerry) Frey, Mott, ND; her sons, Mark (Grissette) Luke, Arlington, VA; and Rodney (Sarah) Luke, Wahpeton, ND; her two grandchildren, Isaac and Alaina Frey, Mott, ND; three sisters, Arlene (Don) Rose, New England, ND; Rose Miller, Mandan, ND; and Sharon Zimmerman, Mandan, ND; two brothers, Ray Klein, Moundridge, KS; and George (Sandy) Klein, Miles City, MT; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Elaine was preceded in death by her parents, two sons, Timothy and Darrin; one grandson, Max; one sister, Linda; and two brothers, Donald and Gary.
Condolences to Elaine’s family may be sent through our website at www.evansonjensenfuneralhome.com.