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Elaine Helen Bayerkohler

September 29, 1931 November 2, 2017
Elaine Helen Bayerkohler
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Obituary for Elaine Helen Bayerkohler

Okabena, MN

Elaine Helen Carlson Bayerkohler passed away peacefully in her sleep on Thursday, November 2, 2017, at her residence in Okabena, MN. She was born on September 29, 1931, in Worthington, MN, the daughter of Albin and Helen (Anderson) Carlson. Elaine went to country school through the 8th grade, graduated from Worthington High School in 1949, and Worthington Jr. College in 1951.
Elaine was united in marriage to Weldon Bayerkohler on August 12, 1951, at the First Lutheran Church in Worthington, MN. They were blessed with five children, Vickie, Dale, Stanley, Peggy, and Glenn. They made their home in Boyd and Worthington and then moved to Okabena, MN in 1967. Elaine worked at Campbell Soup and Unisys, retiring at the age of 54. Elaine and Weldon had Bayerkohler Apple Orchard that kept her very busy every fall. She loved growing flowers, sewing, her church, and her family. Elaine was a kind and sweet person. She was baptized, confirmed, and married at the First Lutheran Church.
Elaine is survived by her husband, Weldon Stanley Bayerkohler; her children, Vickie (Jim) Milbrath, Dale (Carol) Bayerkohler, Stanley Bayerkohler (Tamara Shelton), and Peggy (Reed) Scheppmann; grandchildren, Bradley (Melissa) Milbrath, Christy Milbrath, Matthew, April, Brian (Betsy) and Kyle Bayerkohler, Desiree (Louis) Chiappetta, Lindsey (Andy) Litton, and Tyler (Dana) Scheppmann; great grandchildren, Nico, Lola, Jack, Harper, Liam, Carter, Eleanor, Ryker, and Jaxson; sister, Rosann Boots; sisters-in-law, Sandi Carlson, Marjorie Carlson, Arlene Kise, and Avis Swan; brother-in-law, Darwin (Lucy) Bayerkohler, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Albin and Helen Carlson; her brothers, Dean, Dennis, and Norman Carlson, and her youngest son, Glenn Bayerkohler.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, November 6, 2017, at 11:00 a.m., at the First Lutheran Church in Worthington, MN, with Pastor Jeanette McCormick officiating. Elaine’s grandchildren will serve as casket bearers and honorary bearers. Burial will be in the St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery, Rost Township.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, November 5, 2017, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at the Benson Funeral Home in Worthington, MN and also one hour prior to the service at the church.
Benson Funeral Home in Worthington is in charge of the arrangements.

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Visitation

Sunday

5

Nov

5:00 PM 11/5/2017 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 11/5/2017 7:00:00 PM
Benson Funeral Home

1225 Ryans Road
Worthington, MN 56187

Benson Funeral Home
1225 Ryans Road Worthington 56187 MN
United States

Visitation

Monday

6

Nov

10:00 AM 11/6/2017 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 11/6/2017 11:00:00 AM
First Lutheran Church

1200 4th Ave
Worthington, MN 56187

First Lutheran Church
1200 4th Ave Worthington 56187 MN
United States

Service

Monday

6

Nov

11:00 AM 11/6/2017 11:00:00 AM
First Lutheran Church

1200 4th Ave
Worthington, MN 56187

First Lutheran Church
1200 4th Ave Worthington 56187 MN
United States
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