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August 24, 1922 – Thursday, July 23, 2015

Service Information
St. Albert’s Catholic Church in Albertville, MN
Friday, July 31, 2015
10:00 A.M.

Visitation Information
Friday, July 31, 2015
One hour prior to services

Elaine Lucille Pankratz, age 92, of Monticello passed away on Thursday, July 23rd, 2015 at Centra Care Nursing Home in Monticello.
She was born on August 24, 1922 in Sleepy Eye, Minnesota the daughter of Arnold & Minnie (Fromm) Walter.
On February 18, 1947, Elaine L. Walter and Clarence E. Pankratz were joined in holy marriage at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Willmar. God blessed their marriage with five children.
Elaine enjoyed gardening, playing softball and watching The Minnesota Twins.
She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Willmar and St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Cedar.
Survived by children: Clarence J. Pankratz, Kathleen A. (Gerald) Meyer, Daniel D. Pankratz, Steven W. (Robin) Pankratz and Sandra A. (Anthony) Copa; twelve grandchildren and twenty great grandchildren; a sister: Bette Liebl; nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
Preceded in death by her husband Clarence E. Pankratz, a granddaughter Leanne Meyer, her parents and by three brothers.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Elaine Pankratz will be held on Friday, July 31st, 2015 at 10:00 A.M. at St. Albert’s Catholic Church in Albertville. Father Xavier Thelakkatt will be the Celebrant. Interment 3:30 P.M. Friday, July 31st, 2015 at St. Raphael Cemetery in Springfield.
A visitation will be held on Friday, July 31st one hour prior to services at the church.
Casket Bearers will be Michael Pankratz, Philip Meyer, Joshua Pankratz, Jared Pankratz, Ryan Copa and Gerald Meyer.

4 Guestbook Entries

  1. Pat Clobes Gallagher

    I am sorry for your loss. I went and visited Elaine a few years ago on a whim while I was in Monticello. I remembered she lived there and called her. I had lunch with her and a great visit. It was good to catch up on all of you with her. She kept saying she could not believe I had come to visit her. I wish I had gone to see her again but did not make it back to see her. I apologize that I will not be able to be at the service due to my work. I am keeping you all in my prayers. Sincerely, Pat Clobes Gallagher

  2. Andy & Jan Pankratz

    Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

  3. Shirley Robertson

    I am Elaine Gumc’s mother-in-law. She and Kay are such wonderful people, I know you have a wonderful family. I have you in my thoughts and prayers. Shirley Robertson

  4. Art and Mary Fields

    Sandy, Tony and family; We just happened to see your mom’s obituary in the Anoka paper yesterday. What a wonderful lady she was. We have so many fond memories of visiting with Clarence and Elaine at the old White Castle. They were such a loving couple and so full of life. Please know that we are with you in thoughts and prayers. I’m sure they are finally reunited in heaven for ever.
    Art and Mary Fields


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