Elaine Lou Ella Haak

photo0Elaine Lou Ella Haak, 77, of Echo, passed away on Sunday, January 1, 2017 at the Mille Lacs Health System in Onamia, Minnesota.  Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 AM Saturday, January 7, 2017 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Seaforth.  Visitation will be from 4 – 8 PM on Friday at the Sunset Funeral Home in Echo with a prayer service at 7:30 PM and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday.  The Sunset Funeral & Cremation Association is caring for the family.

Elaine “Freckles” Lou Ella Haak was born on August 20, 1939 in Lamberton, Minnesota to Norman and Irma(Wells) Halverson.  She was baptized and confirmed at Sharon Lutheran Church in Lamberton and graduated from Lamberton High School in 1957.

On December 5, 1959, Elaine was united in marriage to James Haak at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Lamberton.  They made their home on a farm NW of Lamberton until moving to a farm south of Echo in 1970.  In 1982, they moved to a farm south of Belview until moving one last time in 2006 to a house in Echo.  Elaine worked for 31 years as a CNA for the Parkview Home in Belview.  She was involved with the Hobby Club and various church activities including the Christian Mother’s.  Elaine was an excellent baker, enjoyed gardening, fishing, traveling, sewing, driving around enjoying the land with Jim, socializing with friends and spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

On Sunday, January 1, 2017, Elaine passed away at the Mille Lacs Health System in Onamia, Minnesota at the age of 77.

She is survived by her five children Steve (Lois) Haak of Echo, Tom (Linda) Haak of Wood Lake, Dan (partner Jim) Haak of Tawas City, MI, Wayne (Misty) Haak of Wood Lake and Holly (Larry) White of Chanhassen; eleven grandchildren Zach Haak, Laci (Mike) Schuttler, Sarah (Dan) Panka, Emily (Adam) Illies, Brandy Haak, Jessica (Kyle) Marlow, Samantha (Brandon) Wee, Andrew Haak, and Patrick, Nicholas and Timothy White; 10 great grandchildren; two sisters Eloise (Merle) Arndtson and Eileen (Dennis) Hanson; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband James.

Blessed be her memory.