Elaine MaryAnn (Block) Jelinski, 62 year old resident of Little Falls died Wednesday, October 4th, with her family by her side after an eight year battle with cancer. A memorial visitation will be held on Sunday, October 8 from 3:00-7:00 P.M. at Emblom Brenny Funeral Service in Little Falls. A prayer will conclude the evening at 7:00 P.M. at the funeral home.
Elaine was born January 19, 1955 in Little Falls to Herb and Marceline (Tretter) Block. She grew up in the Lastrup area where she attended and graduated from Pierz High School. She moved to the Little Falls area where she married and raised a family. Elaine was a hard worker and spent the majority of her career as a seamstress at Larson Boats in Little Falls. She enjoyed playing cards, dice, word puzzles, watching Hummingbirds, but most importantly spending time with her family, especially her grandkids.
She will lovingly be remembered by her children, Corey Jelinski, Kristina (Jeremy) Hanfler; grandchildren, Bethany Hanfler, Stephanie Hanfler, Joseph Hanfler, and Lillian Jelinski; siblings, Mary Jane Chaika, Norman (Barb) Block, Harvey Block, Irene (Syl) Kohl, Thomas (Diana) Block, Linda (Jeff) Pohlkamp, Kathy (Larry) Miller, LuAnn (Randy) Hoheisel and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Herb and Marceline Block, infant brother, Ronnie Block, and brother in law Tom Chaika.