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Elaine Cluka

August 31, 1926 — June 26, 2016

Elaine Cluka, 89 year old resident of Little Falls, MN, died Sunday, June 26 at her home in Little Falls, MN. A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, June 29 at 11:00 a.m. with Father Joseph Herzing officiating, The burial will be in Oakland Cemetery in Little Falls, MN. A visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00 p.m. on Tuesday evening and on Wednesday from 10:00-11:00 a.m. all at the Emblom Brenny Funeral Service in Little Falls, MN.

Elaine Virginia Moe was born on August 31, 1926 in Clarissa, MN to the late Harold and Hattie (Dayton) Moe. She grew up in rural Todd County and attended grade school in Burtrum, MN. She attended Long Prairie High School. Elaine was united in marriage to George Cluka on September 29, 1945 in Long Prairie, MN. The couple made their home in Fargo, North Dakota for five years. They moved to Little Falls, MN in 1950.The couple raised their 13 children in Little Falls, MN. Elaine worked for the Sanitary Bakery and Coborns Bakery in Little Falls for many years. She enjoyed repairing, making and collecting dolls and teddy bears, playing guitar and listening to country music. She treasured her time spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Left to cherish her memory are her children, Lyne Fisher of ChisagoCity, MN, Charles (Marilyn) Cluka of Barnum, MN, Patricia Meyer of Freedhem, MN, Nancy (Richard) Caspers of Buckman, MN, Martha (Richard) Nelson of Pierz, MN, James (Barbara) Cluka of Little Falls, MN, Cindy (Carl) Cluka of Little Falls, MN, Mary (Brian) Thesing of Ramsey, MN, Theresa (Roy) Bundy of Paynesville, MN, Joan (Jeff) Cluka of Big Lake, MN, Donald (Melynda) Cluka of Randall, MN; siblings, Gerald (Marge) Moe of Sequim, WA, Despso (Ron) Starstadd of Deerwood, MN; daughter-in-law, Luanne Cluka of Upsala, MN; 28 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, George Cluka; children, Michael Cluka and Bill Cluka; brothers, Dale Moe, Arlo Moe and life-long best friend, Bernie Mohs.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Tuesday, June 28, 2016

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church

208 Broadway, Little Falls, MN 56345

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Emblom Brenny Funeral Service - Little Falls

900 1st St SE, Little Falls, MN 56345

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