Elaine Elizabeth Rohrbauck


Elaine Elizabeth (Reder) Rohrbauck, age 83, was born on October 15, 1937, in Chicago, IL, the daughter of Henry and Alvina Reder. The family moved to a farm outside of Lakefield, MN. Elaine attended and graduated from Lakefield High School in 1955. Elaine then attended Stewart Beauty School in Mankato and graduated in 1956.

Elaine married Dean Rohrbauck on August 1, 1957. After their marriage, they lived in Worthington where Elaine was a hairdresser in their home. In 1967, they moved to a small acreage outside of Brewster and made this their home. Elaine and Dean had five children, Nancy, Niles, David, Brian, and Wayne.

Elaine passed away on Sunday, February 28, 2021, at the Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls, SD.

Elaine is survived by one daughter, Nancy (Howard) Buss of Hardwick, MN; three sons, Niles (Cheryl) of Spokane, WA, Brian (Deb) of Worthington, MN, and Wayne (Stephany) of Worthington, MN; seven grandchildren; seven step grandchildren; nineteen great grandchildren, and one sister, Marianne (Larry) Scholl of Winnebago, MN. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Dean, son David, and two brothers, Paul and Harvey.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, March 5, 2021, at 11:00 a.m., at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Worthington, MN, with Pastor Mark Schreiber officiating. Burial will be in the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Brewster, MN. Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 4, 2021, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Worthington, MN.

Benson Funeral Home in Worthington is in charge of the arrangements.

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