Elaine Jerolyn Anderson


January 1, 1934 - May 3, 2016


Elaine Jerolyn Anderson was born January 1, 1934 to Ed and Nettie (Young) Weber south of Wagner in Charles Mix County, SD.  She attended eight years in country school, Choteau Creek #3.  In 1952 she graduated from Wagner High School, at Wagner, SD.  Elaine attended the Methodist School of Nursing for two years.  She married John “Jack” Stork on June 2, 1954.  Elaine worked at the Wagner Hospital in Wagner, SD and St. Benedict Hospital in Parkston, SD.  She moved to Mitchell, SD in 1970 where she graduated from the Mitchell Vocational Technical School in the LPN program.

On January 14, 1977 she married Wilmer “Bill” Anderson at Mitchell, SD.  Elaine worked for Krall Optometric Clinic for seventeen years, retiring in 1988.  She started a cottage industry of machine quilting with daughter, Jackie Arens.  In 1992 she organized the Heartland Quilters Guild.

Elaine was a member of New Home Lutheran Church and served in various offices including the Church Council and president of WELCA.  She served on the board of Meals on Wheels, was treasurer for twelve years of the Lisbon Township Board.  Elaine also served on the James Valley Community Center Board and volunteered for many hours with the James Valley Community Center.

She is survived by sons: Ralph Stork, Mitchell, Jeffrey Stork, Mitchell, Paul (Natalie) Stork,  Rosenberg, TX, Brian (Barb) Stork, Alexandria; daughters: Jacqueline “Jackie” Arens, Mitchell, Ann Girard, Mitchell, Lisa Stork, Danville, VA; step children:  William Anderson, Oakland, CA, Judy (Bill) Middleton, Reston, VA, and Linda (James) Anderson-Henry, San Rafael, CA; twenty-seven grandchildren; twenty-five great grandchildren; siblings: JB (Elaine) Weber, Parkston, Dean (Karen) Weber, Wagner, Dale (Shirley) Weber, Salem, sister-in-law, Pearl Weber, Wagner, and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, “Bill”; daughter, Lori Stork; parents; two brothers, Lester and Edward; sister, Lila Zacharias; brother-in-law, Wesley Zacharias and two grandsons, Daniel Girard and Travis Stork.


Wednesday, May 11, 2016
5:00 PM - 6:55 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
Prayer Service ~ 6:30 PM
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota


Thursday, May 12, 2016
10:00 AM
New Home Lutheran Church
1023 S Minnesota Street
Mitchell, South Dakota


New Home Lutheran Cemetery
Mitchell, South Dakota

Posted by Wanda Swanson on May 10, 2016
Jackie and all,
My prayers are with you and your family.
Posted by Lisa Anderson on May 10, 2016
My condolences to the whole family. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Elaine was a special and fun aunt. I grew up and still live in Indiana, but I have many fond memories of vacations spent with the family in Mitchell. The 4th of July parties on the farm, hayrides, and games of rook are especially good memories.
Posted by Carol and Bob Butzke on May 7, 2016
Elaine was definitely a special lady and mother! She had such a great smile and twinkle in her eyes! She blessed her children with faith and a sense of humor. We are thinking about you all ! May God continue to hold you close! Xo
Posted by Cathy Jones and Family on May 7, 2016
Our thoughts and prayers for peace and comfort during this difficult time.
Posted by Ann Welch-Krogman on May 7, 2016
Our love and prayers for all the families of Elaine...thinking of you all. What a beautiful, sweet, thoughtful woman. She will be missed. I looked so forward to seeing and visiting her and the family at Mom & Dads in Parkston and heading to Mitchell to see them. Much love, hugs, and special condolences to all. Wish we could be with you on this sad day. Love to all.
Posted by Kay and Chuck Wehrle on May 7, 2016
Our deepest sympathy to all of Elaine ' s family. Thoughts and prayers for all of you.
Posted by Nancy Hermanson on May 7, 2016
Aunt Elaine was a awesome sister for my mom.They were always there for each other. But boy we had to look out for them. They both could really discipline us all but I suppose we needed it.Loved her and will miss her. May God comfort you all love Nancy
Posted by Tom & Marge Scheurenbrand on May 7, 2016
Elaine was such a good friend and all-around great person. She is with Bill & Lori in Heaven now along with her siblings who went Home before her. What a wonderful reunion that has been, I'm sure. God needed another angel and He chose one of the best in Elaine. She raised such terrific children, loving all her family so much...an amazing lady. You all have such fun, sweet memories of her...may those memories and God's love and promise of Eternal Life with Him comfort you now & in all the days ahead. We love you all.
Posted by Joe & Jan Schlimgen on May 7, 2016
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Posted by Jo Oberg on May 6, 2016
My prayers are with all of you during this time of grief. May you feel the sweet comfort of God.
Posted by Melvin waldner on May 6, 2016
You had a great family
Posted by Myron/Myrna Engel on May 5, 2016
We will miss you Elaine, been best friends since high school, so many good memories, peace be with you dear friend
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