NEW ULM - Elaine Sheridan Evans, 85, of New Ulm and formerly of Sleepy Eye and Cambria, passed away on Tuesday June 17, 2014 at the Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.
Funeral service will be 10 a.m., Saturday, June 21, at Christ the King Lutheran Church in New Ulm with Pastor Timothy P. Anderson officiating.
Burial will be in the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Sleepy Eye.
Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Friday and from 7:30-8 a.m. Saturday at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home SOUTH CHAPEL in New Ulm and will continue for one hour prior to the time of service at the church on Saturday.
To leave an online condolence for her family or to sign the guest book go to: www.mvfh.org.
Elaine is survived by her daughters, Nancy Sheridan of Shoreview, Ellen (Darryl) Hannabach of Mesa, Arizona, Jane Sheridan (Derek Williams) of Maplewood; son, Timothy (Teri) Sheridan of Mound; grandchildren, Nichol (Steve) Thoma, Joelyn Sheridan, John Hannabach, Katelyn Hannabach, Ian Williams; great grandchildren, Gracie, Isabelle, and Ella; sister-in-law, Edith Fritsche of New Ulm; brother-in-law, Gerald Benson of Fridley; nieces; and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, John Sheridan in 1978, William "Bill" Evans; sister, Delores Benson; and a brother, Leon Fritsche.
Elaine Ruth Fritsche was born on April 14, 1929 in New Ulm to Walter and Elma (Rolloff) Fritsche. She graduated from New Ulm Public High School in 1947. On October 5, 1953 she was united in marriage to John Sheridan in New Ulm. They lived in New Ulm for a short time and then moved to Sleepy Eye. They purchased the Doeltz Drug Store in Sleepy Eye and it then became Sheridan Drug. Elaine had worked for the Brown County Credit Bureau, the State Employment Office, and then for Sleepy Eye Public School. On June 11, 1983 she married William Evans in Sleepy Eye. In 1984 they moved to rural New Ulm near Cambria. Elaine enjoyed playing cards, knitting, golfing, swimming and being with her family. She was a member of Christ the King Lutheran Church in New Ulm.