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November 2, 1931 – August 31, 2020

Elaine M. Fleischacker, age 88, of Winsted passed away on Monday, August 31, 2020 at Ridgeview Hospital in Waconia.
She was born on November 2, 1931 to George and Matilda (Otto) Zimmermann.
Elaine graduated from Holy Trinity High School in 1949.
On November 25, 1950, Elaine Zimmermann and Kenneth J. Fleischacker were joined in holy marriage at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted. God blessed their marriage with nine children.
Over the years, Elaine worked as a bank teller at Citizen’s State Bank of Winsted, a cook at the Blue Note Supper Club, and a dietary aide at St. Mary’s Nursing Home. After retiring, Elaine volunteered at St. Mary’s doing clerical work. She said she loved her volunteer job.
Elaine was known for her hard work, her wonderful baking skills, and her good sense of humor. She always enjoyed the times when her children and grandchildren would get together for the holidays or a family event. She was most proud of her family.
She was a faithful, lifelong member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted.
Elaine is survived by her nine children: Connie (Dave) Kirking of Montevideo, Karen Bergland of Chaska, Brad (Michelle) Fleischacker of Howard Lake, Bruce (Bob) Fleischacker of West St. Paul, Todd (Pam) Fleischacker of Winsted, Scott (Lori) Fleischacker of Annandale, Kim (Rollie) Radtke of Lester Prairie, Amy Fleischacker of Winsted and Stacey (Phil) Neumann of Lester Prairie; a sister, Carol (Jerry) Wannow of Hartford, Wisconsin; sixteen grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; 11 stepgreat-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.
Prededed in death by her husband, parents, brothers: Walter, Linus, and Reuben, a sister: Marie Borrell and by a son-in-law Dale Bergland.
A visitation will be held Saturday, September 5 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon at Chilson Funeral Home. A prayer service will follow from Noon – 12:30 PM.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Elaine Fleischacker will be Saturday, September 5, 2020 at 1:00 PM at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted.
There will be no luncheon served due to COVID-19 concerns.
Casket Bearers will be Elaine’s granddaughers: Holly O’Dell, Christine Carlson, Julia Odenbrett, Kari Fleischacker, Marquel Fleischacker and Madisyn Radtke.
Honorary Casket Bearers will be grandsons Tyson Bergland, Zach Bergland, Jack Fleischacker, Adam Fleischacker, Sam Fleischacker, Spencer Radtke, Mitchell Lachermeier, Aaron Millerbernd, Max Millerbernd, and Jack Millerbernd.

25 Guestbook Entries

  1. Barb Fasching

    I am so sorry for your loss. May Elaine rest in peace.

  2. Tom Ollig

    God bless Elaine! I had so much fun with her at St. Mary’s when I worked there we took turns needling each other daily. She was a very nice lady.
    We will miss her.

  3. Carol Pokornowski

    Stacy and family of Elaine.
    Heaven gained a beautiful angel.
    Your Mother was one of a kind!!! I had the honor of working with her at St Mary’s Nursing Home. She was such of loving and caring person. Everyone loved her smile and sense of humor. Stacy my heart goes out to you in your loss of a beautiful Mom!
    She always was such a special lady to me.. I would love running into her after our years of working together.. We always had stories and laughter when we met up..

  4. Patty Fleischacker

    My deepest sympathy to Elaine’s family. Elaine was such a wonderful lady who was truly loved by many and will be deeply missed by all. May God bless Elaine and all of you.

  5. Roger and Sharon Groth

    Our deepest sympathy to all of your family, also my dear friend Carol who lost her last living sibling. Love to all your family.

  6. Roger and Sharon Groth

    Our deepest sympathy to all of your family, also my dear friend who lost her last living sibling. Love to all your family.

  7. Sue Muenchow

    So sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed working with her at St. Mary’s she always had a smile and hello. She will be missed.

  8. Hal Groce

    What a phenomenal woman! Hugs an blessings to Bruce and Bob, as well as the entire family.

  9. Nancy Erickson

    My sincere sympathy for Elaine’s family’s loss. Elaine was very kind to me during my time at the Citizen’s State Bank. I have always remembered her kindness and her humor.

  10. Carol Harrahill

    Special thoughts and prayers to you all. I remember Ken and Elaine moving in to the new house..great memories .

  11. Theresa Cafferty Sexton

    My deepest sympathy to the family. I always enjoyed my visits with Elaine at the nursing home. She was a wonderful lady.

  12. Bernie Fleischacker

    Elaine was a wonderful matriarch to her many children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. I have nothing but fond memories of her going back over sixty years. My sincere sympathies to all of her family.

  13. Sharon Grivna

    My sympathy to you and your family. I loved sitting by Elaine and playing bingo at Blue Note, she was such a lovely lady. She will be missed.


    May she be at peace in the kingdom of our lord. Prayers to all the family. Love All Generation’s Salon

  15. Janice (Laxen) Mortenson

    My condolences to Elaine’s family. I was so sad to hear of her passing. Elaine and I used to work together at the bank and Winsted and we are cousins. My prayers and love go out to you all.

  16. Janice (Laxen) Mortenson

    My condolences to your whole family for the loss of Elaine. She was a wonderful friend that I worked with at the Winsted bank and also a cousin. She was a great woman to everyone she knew my prayers and love go with you all.

  17. Sharie Wannow Rhea

    I am so sorry for your loss.

  18. Lisa Hagen

    Fly high Elaine, you are one of the best. May you rest in peace. Always a pleasure when we got to visit. You raised a wonderful family and we are lucky enough to have your daughter and grandson as part of our family. Hugs and prayers to all.

  19. Mary. Ann Laxen

    I grew up sharing Elaine’s smile, laughter and struedel ! Carol, classmate, I am sure you will miss her. My prayers are with all of you. God bless. Mary Ann Laxen


    Elaine was a special woman in many ways. Whenever I came home, Mom (Sophie Laxen) would ask her to make several pans of kraut strudel for us. She was a great cook! Her pleasant personality and wonderful smile will be missed. My prayers for all her family, and, especially Carol, my grade school classmate. God bless.

  21. Linda Busch

    I am so sorry, Connie and family for your loss – hard. Prayers for you all.

  22. Diana C. Thompson

    Our sympathy goes out to all. She was a special lady.

  23. doug and jackie lang

    Sorry for your loss.

  24. Helen J. Guggemos

    May eternal rest be granted on to the soul of Elaine. Over many years at St. Mary’s, we would meet frequently (in our various roles) and she was always ready with a smile. Elaine was a kind, giving person and will be missed by many in the Winsted area.

  25. Will & Deb Quast

    You have our deepest sympathies. Elaine will always be remembered for her kindness and her beautiful smile! I (Deb) remember working with Elaine years ago at the Blue Note and could always count on her for steadfast pleasantness and hard work. What a wonderful example she gave to all! May she rest peacefully now as there are so many good, cherished memories of her.


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