Elaine E. Patzlaff, age 81, of Rosendale, died at her home on Tuesday, December 1, 2015 with her family by her side. She was born on February 19, 1934 in Rosendale, the daughter of Edward and Clara Mae (Gove) Stollfus. She graduated from Ripon High School, Class of 1952. Elaine was united in marriage to her loving husband, Everett Patzlaff on May 19, 1956 in Oshkosh. He preceded her in death on November 3, 2006.
Elaine was a Legal Secretary for Earl Mann Law in Ripon for 25 years. She then became the Secretary for AFK Corporation in Ripon for 35 years. She was a member of the Pickett Steam and Gas Engine Club. Elaine loved rummage sales and spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She collected special dishes and dolls and loved roses.
Elaine is survived by her children: Jeffrey (Robin) Patzlaff of Pickett, Tamara (Steven) Fischer of Van Dyne; Todd (Diana) Patzlaff of Ripon; grandchildren: Lynnsay (Andy) Tesch, Allison (Significant other, Dusty) Patzlaff, Adam Patzlaff, Jerrett Fischer, Cassandra Kwiatkowske, Xavier Osheim, Breana, Landon, and Owen Patzlaff; great grandchildren: Bailey and Masyn Tesch; sisters-in-law: Elaine (Jim) Martin and Barbara Meuler, both of Oshkosh; other relatives and dear friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Everett, brothers: Myron (Gertrude) and Arlon (Marilyn) Stollfus; and brother-in-law Eugene Meuler.
Funeral services for Elaine will be held at 12:00pm on Monday, December 7, 2015 at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church in Pickett with Rev. Jud Krohn officiating. Friends and family may visit at the church on Monday, December 7, 2015 from 10:00am until the time of the funeral services. Burial will be held in Rosendale Cemetery.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the nurses at Agnesian Hospice Hope in Green Lake.