Obit: Britten, Mary (1935 - 2018)
Transcriber: Robert Lipprandt
Surnames: Britten, Hannan
----Source: The Ladysmith News (Ladysmith, WI) 4/30/2018
Britten, Mary "Elaine" (Hannan) (18 JUL 1935 - 24 APR 2018)
Mary "Elaine" Britten, 82, of Island Lake, passed away at Woodstone Senior Living, Rice Lake, on April 24, 2018, under their care and the Mayo Clinic Health System Hospice System.
Mary was born on July 18, 1935 in Hazelton, Iowa, the daughter of Clement and Margaret Hannan. She graduated from Stanley High School in 1953.
On April 14, 1956, Elaine married Nick Britten at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Oelwein, Iowa. In June 1974, she and her family moved to Island Lake, where she lived her remaining years. She was always busy and had a strong work ethic, being employed for 16 years at the sewing factory in Bruce for 16 years, at Processed Metals Innovators (PMI) in Bloomer for 21 years and many years in food and retail services.
She loved her family and friends dearly, blessing them with her compassion, contagious laugh, and phenomenal cooking and baking skills. Her apple pie, banana bread and raspberry jam were almost infamous. She enjoyed the outdoors by vegetable and flower gardening, helping with farm chores, and working with the horses and cattle.
Elaine is survived by her husband of 62 years, Nick; her daughter, Jolene of Bloomington, Minn.; her son, Frank of Island Lake; her granddaughter, Lindsey of Highlands, Calif.; her grandsons, Nick and Josh, both of Island Lake; her sisters, Mildred (George) of Waterloo, Iowa, Karen of Fayette, Iowa and Jan (Bill) of Maynard, Iowa and her special sister-in-law, Linda Hannan of Oelwein Iowa.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her sisters, Marge and Kay and her brothers, Jim, Wayne, Richard, Joe and David.
Services were held at Island Lake Church of Christ on Monday, April 30.
A private burial will take place at a later date.
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