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Elaine Ruth Alt

June 29, 1930 March 4, 2019
Elaine Ruth Alt
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Obituary for Elaine Ruth Alt

Elaine Ruth Alt, age 88, of Custer, SD passed away on March 4, 2019 at her daughters home. She was born on June 29, 1930 in Nobles County, MN to John and Clara (Goeken) Danneman and graduated from Fulda High School with the class of 1949. She attended Wartburg College, Waverly, IA.
Elaine married Malcolm McKirdy in 1955 and lived in St. Paul, MN. The couple had a daughter, Kathleen Elaine, and later divorced. Elaine married Robert Anderson in 1959. They lived in Fulda and Worthington, MN. Bob passed away in 1978.
Elaine worked as a bookkeeper for Nobles Cooperative Electric for 30 years. After retirement from the Co-op in 1985 she married Wayne Alt of Mt Vernon, SD. They lived in Mitchell, SD. Wayne passed away in 1998. She worked for RGIS as an inventory specialist from 1985 through 1999.
Elaine lived in Sioux Falls, SD until 2011 when she moved to Custer, SD to live with her daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and Rich Polzine.
She enjoyed attending school events and sporting events when her grandson Cory was growing up. In later years she was again able to enjoy attending hockey, baseball, golf and musical events that her great grandson Dylan was a part of. She had many special friends, loved to dress up, socialize, go to movies, dances, concerts, shopping, eating out, parades and bingo at the Custer Senior Center. She enjoyed traveling, going to MN Twins and MN Vikings games. She was diagnosed with Lewy Body Dementia in 2016. As her illness progressed, she enjoyed sitting outside, taking care of her patio flowers and watching bicycles and runners on the Mickelson Trail. She enjoyed watching the tourist traffic and having picnics outside on the deck, car rides, phone calls and visits from family and friends. She was a member of Custer Lutheran Fellowship.
Elaine was preceded in death by her parents, brother Delbert Danneman and sisters Edith Brinkman and Bunice Heidtke. She is survived by her daughter Kathy, son-in-law Rich, grandson Cory Polzine, great grandson Dylan Polzine, special friend Vern Serck and many nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.
Elaine was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend to many. Blessed be her memory.
Funeral services will be on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at the American Lutheran Church in Worthington, with Pastor Sandy Anderson officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be in the Worthington Cemetery.
Benson Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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Visitation

Saturday

23

Mar

9:30 AM 3/23/2019 9:30:00 AM - 10:30 AM 3/23/2019 10:30:00 AM
American Lutheran Church

915 Winifred St
Worthngton, MN 56187

American Lutheran Church
915 Winifred St Worthngton 56187 MN
United States

Service

Saturday

23

Mar

10:30 AM 3/23/2019 10:30:00 AM
American Lutheran Church

915 Winifred St
Worthngton, MN 56187

American Lutheran Church
915 Winifred St Worthngton 56187 MN
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Worthington Cemetery Final Resting Place

Nobles St
Worthington, MN 56187

Nobles St Worthington 56187 MN
United States
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