Elaine M. (Lammers) Quarve, Fargo, ND passed away on June 19 under hospice care at Eventide-Fargo. Elaine was born to Bernard and Eva Lammers on January 11, 1925 in Britton, SD. She grew up in Britton and attended Britton High School. She was always proud to have been named the Homecoming Queen during her senior year. After high school she worked at the Pentagon in Washington DC for several months before returning to Britton. Elaine married Kenneth P. Quarve on September 3, 1946 in Bremerton, WA after his return from the war in Europe. They moved back to Britton for several years where two of their three children were born. After Britton, they lived in Fargo, Devils Lake and Mandan before setlling in Fargo for good in 1970. Kenneth passed away January 6, 1986. Elaine continued work at Blue Cross until her retirement in 1987. After her retirement, she enjoyed travel, her family, Tuesday nights at the Sons of Norway and was an avid fan and season ticket holder for Bison football for many years. She is survived by her son Michael (Debra) Quarve of Fargo, ND, daughter Barbara (Willie) Ressler of Minot, ND and daughter Candy (Darryl) Ash of Rochester, MN; her grandchildren Brooke (Kaiel) Tabbert, Mandy (Jon) Hussey, Kami (Justin) Hussey and great-grandchildren Owen, Monroe, Sawyer, Eva and Conner Hussey. Elaine was preceded in death by her parents, step-mother, 2 siblings and husband Kenneth P. Quarve. Funeral Service: 10:00 A.M. Thursday, June 22 at Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center, 123 10th St. South, Fargo with visitation starting at 9:30 A.M. Burial at Holy Cross Cemetery, Fargo. The family requests memorials be directed to Hospice of the Red River Valley.

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  1. I am sorry to hear of Elaine’s passing. I have many fond memories of meeting and having a festive 4th of July celebration at the lake in Watertown, S. D., with her, her family (my cousins), our grandparents, and my family (my dad was Elaine’s brother). My thoughts are with Elaine’s family members, who will miss her.

  2. Heart breaking to read this news. Elaine knew my mom Marian Fischer, my mother in law Ginni Halseth-Powers, and was related to my step father in law Dana Powers. Enjoyed many years with Elaine at the Sanford Volunteer Banquet. Heart is aching, but thankful no more aches for her.

  3. My thoughts and prayers are with the family in your time of sorrow. I knew Elaine through work at BCBS. Lovely lady who will be missed.

  4. My thoughts and prayers are with the family in this time of sorrow. I knew Elaine through our working years at Blue Cross Blue Shield. Lovely lady who will be missed.

  5. My sympathy to the family of Elaine Quarve. Elaine was a neat lady and reminded me of my mother. Her visits to Rochester at Candy and Darryl’s were always a good time. I’m glad to have known her. She will be missed, but what a remarkable life she had. God Bless.

  6. Fond memories of Elaine when she volunteered at the hospital. I worked as a nurses asst in the pack and we had many wonderful visits. Such a nice lady!

  7. I was Elaine’s Heating and Air Conditioning man and I always enjoyed my visits with her. She was a special lady. Sending my sincere sympathy to all of the family.

  8. Prayers are sent to all of you. Hope your memories of your mom , grandmother and great- grandmother can help you heal and find peace💜 John, Candy, Blaine, Brooke &Papis Badjie ( Isatu, Gannon, Nahla and Chase)

  9. My Sympathy to all the Family, Elaine was a Classy Lady, I always enjoyed visiting with her at the Hospital when she volunteered. She will be missed by many who knew her. God’s Blessing to All the Family!

  10. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. She was such a beautiful person inside and out. I must say all of her children were the exact same way, she passed on some wonderful traits. I really enjoyed meeting you all. I am going to miss seeing her waiting to go to Sons of Norway on Tuesdays or waiting for someone to pick her up to go to a movie or on an outing, but really going to miss her smiles. She had so many friends here. God bless you all, she will always be in my thoughts and prayers and she will be greatly missed. Hugs
    Tammy-Eventide Nurse

  11. To Elaine’s family, My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. What a wonderful lady Elaine was A dear friend of my mom. Rest In Peace Elaine. Sue Foster

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