Elaine M. Benner, 88, of Fargo passed away in Essentia Hospital on October 4, 2015.
Elaine was born May 17, 1927 to Palmer and Betty Jensen in McElroy, MT. She graduated from high school in Chinook, MT. She married Harold Benner in 1947 and later moved to Fargo where they made their home and raised their family.
Elaine was a homemaker and worked various retail jobs in Fargo. She retired from Sears in the mid 1980’s. Elaine enjoyed spending time with her many friends and with her family, who was her pride and joy.
She is survived by her four children: Bonnie (Bill) Heslin; Barb (Jim) Stephens; Nancy (Bill) Wey; Todd (Kamin) Benner; grandchildren: Shannon (David) Alexander; Mike (Melissa) Heslin; Randy (Carole) Ekerberg; Brian Wey (fiancée Sarah Sanders); Erin (Andy) Slattengren; Dan (Krista) Wey; and Jodee Ekerberg; great grandchildren: Jordan, Collin, Claire, Lauren, Addie, Emma, Gus, Celia and Peter; sister, Loretta McChesney.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold; her parents; siblings: Evangeline Morse and Russell Jensen; grandson Rob Ekerberg.
The family would like to express its appreciation to the wonderful care at Essentia Hospital and for the spiritual support of Pastors Keith and Hansen from St. John and Chaplain Streed from Eventide.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, October 24, 2015 at St. John Lutheran Church, Fargo. Visitation will be held 1 hour prior to services at the church.