WINNEBAGO - ELAINE J DOOLITTLE, age 65, of Winnebago, died Monday, June 18, 2012, at St. Luke's Lutheran Care Center.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, June 22, 2012, at 11:30 a.m., at United Methodist Church in Winnebago, with Rev. Durene Cornell officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Winnebago, Minn., at a later date. Visitation time will be one hour before the service at the church 109 Cleveland Ave West in Winnebago. Web tributes may be left at www.spencerowen.com
She was born on January 7, 1947, to Arend & Gladys (Meinjohans) Honken. Elaine was the Homecoming Queen 1964-1965 for Huntley High School and graduated in 1965. On August 17, 1968, she married Michael Doolittle at the United Methodist Church in Winnebago, Minn. She enjoyed coffee with lots of creamer, rueben sandwiches, bowling, volleyball in the church league, baseball, solitaire, scrabble, hand-foot card game, and traveling with her sisters. Elaine worked at the Huntley Caf, and as a secretary for the City of Winnebago at City Hall. She will be deeply missed by all that knew her.
She is survived by her spouse, Michael Doolittle of Winnebago; her daughter, Sandy and Adam Kelch of Savage, Minn.; her son, Chris and Jess Doolittle of Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.; her daughter, Dawn Doolittle of Fairmont, Minn.; her brother, Roger and Mary Honken of Fremont, Neb.; her sister, Diane Ogle of Lincoln, Neb.; her sister, Loretta and Robert Hanson of Lincoln, Neb.; five grandchildren, Brendin Doolittle, Adriana Doolittle, Jadyn Kelch, Rayna Kelch, Kennedy Kelch, and three stepgrandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her daughter Jodi, son Jason, parents, and sister Carolyn Ogle.