Elaine Eggers, 83, formerly of Mabel Also formerly of Chatfield

Elaine Kathleen Eggers, 83, of Rochester, died on Saturday, May 11, 2019, at St. Mary’s Hospital.

She was born on Feb. 20, 1936, in Mabel to Palmer and Sylvia (Kjos) Tollefson.

She attended Mabel Elementary School and graduated from Mabel High School in 1954.

She went on to attended Winona State University from 1954 to 1957.

On Sept. 13, 1957 she married Leon Richard Eggers in Mabel at the First Lutheran Church.

They resided in Arlington, Va., until her husband was discharged from the Air Force. From there, they lived in Detroit Lakes, Minn., and Gwinner, N.D. They then resided in Plainview until 1975. They later moved to Chatfield, and she worked for AFC and Tuohy Furniture. They moved to Zumbrota in 1980 and worked for Mid America Dairymen.

She was a member of the Chatfield brass band and joined the Zumbrota Community Band. She was an emergency medical technician for 25 years, serving the communities of Plainview, Chatfield and Zumbrota on their respective ambulance services. She was also a CPR instructor from 1980 to 1998 in Zumbrota.

She is survived by six children, Cindy (Joel) Dekok of Stewartville, Timothy (Cathy) Eggers of Spotsylvania, Va., Jeffrey (Hoang) Eggers of Rochester, Paul (Deb) Eggers of Chatfield, Philip (Kathy) Eggers of Sioux Falls, S.D., and Rhonda (Scot) Steenblock of Chatfield; many grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; brothers, Carl (Mavis) Tollefson of Rochester, Paul (Jan) Tollefson of Minnesota City, Minn., and Thomas (Denise) Tollefson of Chatfield and sister, Phyllis Schneider of Rochester.

Her celebration of life was held on Thursday, May 16, at Ascension Lutheran Church in Rochester. Burial followed at Grandview Memorial Gardens.

Memorials for her are suggested to the Eggers Family.

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