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Elaine Schermerhorn

Elaine Schermerhorn

Elaine Delores Schermerhorn was born January 11, 1931, at home in Otter Tail County, MN, the daughter of Arthur and Bernice (Peach) Stebbins. She passed away October 30, 2018 at Perham Living.

She was baptized and confirmed in the Methodist faith, and grew up in the rural Vergas area attending country school.

On April 12, 1950, she was united in marriage to Allan Schermerhorn. To this union six children were born. Elaine was a farm mom raising kids and enjoyed sharing her love by cooking. She enjoyed canning, baking, and knitting special gifts for her family. Elaine worked as a seamstress and upholstered furniture.

Elaine and Allan moved to a farm on West McDonald Lake, where they hosted many family gatherings and fish frys. They were active at the United Methodist Church. In 2011, Elaine moved to St. James Manor before becoming a resident at Perham Living.

She is survived by her children: Larry (JoAnne) Schermerhorn of Vergas; Eugene Schermerhorn of New York Mills; Nancy (Ron) Kratzke of Perham; Randy (Karla) Schermerhorn of Pelican Rapids; Janelle (Neil) Dow of Perham; 18 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; siblings: DuWayne "Bud" (Mary Anne) Stebbins of Silver Bay, MN; Donna Rosentrater of Vergas; Jane (Monroe) Damlo of Perham; sister-in-law: Charleen Schermerhorn of Perham; and many nieces and nephews.

Elaine was preceded in death by her parents: Arthur and Bernice; husband: Allan in 2002; daughter: Bonnie; grandson: Craig; daughter-in-law: Vicky; in-laws: Dona & Rodger Hanson, Melvin Rosentrater, and Don Schermerhorn.

Funeral was held Friday, November 2, 2018 at the United Methodist Church in Perham.