May 17, 1922 – Tuesday, December 31, 2008
St Johns Evangelical Lutheran Church – W
Sunday January 4, 2009
Elaine Dorothy Pawelk, age 86, of Waverly passed away on Wednesday, December 31, 2008 at Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia.
She was born on May 17, 1922 in Woodland Township, Wright County the daughter of Magnus & Alice Lindgren Jorgensen.
Elaine was baptized on November 26, 1922 and she was also instructed in the Lutheran Catechism and confirmed in the Christian faith on September 1, 1935 at Nylunda Lutheran Church in rural Howard Lake.
Elaine graduated salutatorian of her High School Class in Watertown. On November 28, 1946, Elaine D. Jorgensen & DeLloyd Pawelk were joined in holy marriage at Nylunda Lutheran Church in rural Howard Lake.
Elaine & DeLloyd engaged in dairy farming on the family farm for many years.
She enjoyed flowers, gardening, and loved all of nature especially birds and her cats.
Elaine was a faithful member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Winsted.
Survived by a sister: Dolores Domjahn of Montrose; a brother: Glen & Diane Jorgensen of Waverly; a brother-in-law: Norbert Knott of New Germany; brothers-in-law: Orville & Bonnie Pawelk, Eldor & Joan Pawelk, Eldon & Barbara Pawelk, Kenneth & Germaine Pawelk sisters-in-law: Edeline Pawelk & Pricilla & Wayne Sievert; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Preceded in death by her husband: DeLloyd Pawelk in 1997, her parents: Magnus & Alice Jorgensen, three brothers: Myles, Ordean, killed in action in World War II & DeVern Jorgensen and by a sister: Orlyn Knott.
Funeral services for Elaine Pawelk will be held on Sunday, January 4th, 2009 at 1:00 P.M. at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Winsted. Pastor Michael Nirva and Pastor Martin Schoenfeld will officiate. Sharon Pingree will be the organist for the funeral service and Bruce Gatz will be the soloist. Congregational hymns will be “Asleep in Jesus! Blessed Sleep”, “Take My Hand Precious Lord” and “Just a closer Walk with Thee”.
Interment will follow at Nylunda Lutheran Cemetery in rural Howard Lake.
A visitation will be held on Saturday, January 3rd, 2009 from 4-8 P.M. at The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted. A Prayer service will be held at 7:00 P.M. Casket Bearers will be Rodney Domjahn, Ronald Jorgensen, Terry Jorgensen, Randy Knott, Jerry Schultz and Keith Pool.
Memorials are suggested for Nylunda Lutheran Cemetery.
The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted is serving the family.