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Elaine Alfson

June 15, 1941 August 4, 2019
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Elaine Alfson, age 78, of Madison, passed away Sunday, August 4, 2019 at the Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls.     

Funeral service will be 11 AM on Thursday, August 8th at Weiland Funeral Chapel.  Visitation will be 5-7 PM on Wednesday and from 10-11 AM on Thursday all at the funeral chapel.  Because Elaine will be cremated after the funeral, the family invites anyone to attend the committal service at 2 PM on Friday at Lake Madison Lutheran Cemetery.

Elaine Gertrude Beyer was born June 15, 1941 in Madison, SD, the daughter of Paul & Gertrude (Lebahn) Beyer.  She graduated from Madison Central High School.  On June 15, 1960, she married Robert Ford and to this union three children were born- Jeff, Rhonda and Lyle.  Over the last three decades, Elaine worked at Rosebud Manufacturing and Raven Industries.  On July 1, 1995, Elaine married Gerald Alfson and they continued to live in Madison.

Some of her hobbies include camping, crocheting, playing pinochle, whist and pitch.  Getting together with family was a joy for her which meant spending time with her step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.

Elaine is survived by her husband, Gerald of Madison; three children, Jeff Ford (Lisa Bakke) of Lawrence, KS, Rhonda Ford (Martha Conrad) of Louisville, CO and Lyle Ford of Madison, SD; three step-children, William (Karen) Alfson of Balaton, MN, Eric Alfson (Angie Nelson) of Madison, SD and Melissa (Kory) Reck of Wentworth, SD; eight step-grandchildren and four step-great-grandchildren and one sister, Lillian (Don) Westall of Morrill, NE.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Herman & Bob Beyer.

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5:00 PM 8/7/2019 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 8/7/2019 7:00:00 PM
Weiland Funeral Chapel

320 N. Egan Ave.
Madison, SD 57042

Weiland Funeral Chapel
320 N. Egan Ave. Madison 57042 SD
United States

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11:00 AM 8/8/2019 11:00:00 AM - 11:30 AM 8/8/2019 11:30:00 AM
Weiland Funeral Chapel

320 N. Egan Ave.
Madison, SD 57042

Weiland Funeral Chapel
320 N. Egan Ave. Madison 57042 SD
United States

Cemetery Details


Lake Madison Lutheran Cemetery Final Resting Place

County Road 26
Rutland, SD 57057

County Road 26 Rutland 57057 SD
United States

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