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    Thief River Falls - Elaine Eggerud, 65, died Friday, May 11, 2012 at Sanford Medical Center, Thief River Falls.
    Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 15, at Johnson Funeral Service, Thief River Falls, with Rev. John Voelker officiating. Casket bearers included Alexis Jensen, Jami Jensen, Haydn Frazer, Hallie Frazer, Anthony Lawson and Tre’ Eggerud. Honorary casket bearers included all of Elaine’s grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Interment was held at Greenwood Cemetery, Thief River Falls.
    Elaine Marie Jennings was born June 28, 1946 in Thief River Falls, the daughter of Lyle Marshall and Mylis Marie (Thorstad) Jennings. She attended school in St. Hilaire, through the eighth grade and then graduated from Lincoln High School, Thief River Falls in 1964.
    Elaine met Orville Floyd Eggerud in 1963 and they were married on Nov. 28, 1964.  The couple lived on a farm near Lancaster, for several years where they started their family.  In 1971, they moved to Thief River Falls, where Elaine worked at Pamida and Model Laundry. She ran a home daycare for 22 years.  She then went to work at Digi-Key, Thief River Falls for 10 years, retiring in 2006. Elaine’s health deteriorated and she has been a resident at the Thief River Care Center for the past three years.  
    Elaine was a member of the Red Hat Society. For many years, she collected Denim Days. She was an avid reader and loved family gatherings.  She cared for her grandchildren and helped raise them. Elaine enjoyed traveling with her sister Marcia all over the United States and Mexico. She also liked horseback riding.  
    She is survived by four children: Susan (Ken) Frazer, Thief River Falls, Paula (Ray) LaBrecque, Erskine, Lorissa (Jack) Parchmen, Thief River Falls, and Austin Eggerud, Glyndon; 14 grandchildren: Haydn Frazer, Hallie Frazer, Holden Frazer, Havanna Frazer, Alexis Jensen, Jami Jensen, Shea LaBrecque, Tre’ Eggerud, Aaliyah Parchmen, Anthony Lawson, Caleb Hoagland, Olivia Eggerud, Payton Eggerud, River Eggerud; two great-grandchildren:  Jackson Schouviller, Easton Jensen; mother: Mylis Jennings, Royal, Ariz.; two siblings: Marcia Halverson and Lyle (Pam) Jennings, all of Royal, Ariz., and several nieces and nephews.  
    Elaine was preceded in death by husband Orville Eggerud in 1988, father Lyle Jennings and two brothers William Jennings and a baby in infancy.
    Family condolences may be sent to www.johnsonfuneralservice.com.
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