Elaine Heck, 81, of Warren, MN, died unexpectedly in her home on Tuesday, December 29, 2020, following a Christmas weekend in which she got to see each of her daughters.
Elaine Marie Amundson was born on January 24, 1939, in Langdon, ND, to Emil and Alda (Johnson) Amundson. She was raised in Langdon and graduated from High School in Walhalla before attending college at Mayville State. On February 2, 1958, Elaine was united in marriage to Selmer Heck in Vang, ND. The young couple made their home in Langdon for a few years, moving to Warren in 1963. When Selmer started his custom combining business, Elaine picked up the slack on the homefront during harvest and was the crew's cook and support system. She had a tremendous heart for others and loved to provide hospitality. Whether through a homemade meal or a simple card to encourage someone she knew who was shut-in, Elaine was generous with her time: a trait she instilled in her daughters.
At the center of all of this was her faith. Elaine had a rich prayer life and was a “prayer warrior” for those who needed it. She and Selmer were longtime members of the Warren Evangelical Covenant Church. Her greatest desire was for her family and friends to know Jesus.
Elaine was a saleswoman, later manager, for Stanley Home Products for many years. She and Selmer spent many winters in Mesa, AZ together. If you didn't find her at the pool, she was probably off playing cards.
Elaine is survived by her daughters, Tammy (Steve) Filipi of Rosemount, MN, Terryl (Scott) Pearson of Sauk Centre, MN, and Tonya Turnham of Grand Forks, ND; brother, Arlan (Lois) Amundson of Langdon; four grandchildren, Alicia (Daniel) Gagner, Ashley (John) Fisher, Kinsey (Ryan) Bain, and Keenan Pearson; four great-grandchildren, Ashtyn and Ayden Gagner, and John (IV) and Juliana Fisher.
In addition to her husband of over 58 years, Selmer, Elaine was preceded in death by her parents, Emil and Alda; and siblings, Arvid Amundson and Avis Dau.
PRIVATE FAMILY PRAYER SERVICE: December 31, 2020, in DuBore Funeral Home Chapel, Warren, MN. A recording will be made available.
FUNERAL SERVICE: June of 2021 in the Evangelical Covenant Church, Warren, MN.
INTERMENT: Next to her husband, Selmer, in Greenwood Cemetery, Warren.
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