Elaine J. Boody, a resident of Little Falls, died Friday, March 1, 2013, at St. Gabriel’s Hospital in Little Falls.
A funeral service was held Wednesday at First Lutheran Church in Little Falls, withthe Rev. David Sperstad officiating. Burial was in Darling Cemetery.
Elaine Joyce Abrahamson was born April 23, 1933, in Morrison County, one of eight children to the late Clarence and Mabel (Hall) Abrahamson. Elaine graduated from Little Falls Community High School in 1951. She moved to Minneapolis and worked for Mutual Service Insurance Company. Elaine met her future husband, Frank while living in Minneapolis. She was united in marriage to Frank Frederick Boody April 4, 1953, at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in LaGrange, Mo. The couple lived in Canton, Mo, Omaha, Neb., Minneapolis and Waterloo, Iowa. The couple returned to Morrison County, Minnesota in 1961 and lived in Darling Township for several years. Elaine worked at White Mart in Little Falls, from 1978 until 1995. Elaine was known as “Grandma” while working at White Mart. Elaine and Frank moved into Little Falls in 1996. Frank died in 2002. She treasured her time spent with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Elaine enjoyed gardening, sewing, and doing yard work. She enjoyed caring for her family and had a strong belief in the Lord. She was a member of First Lutheran Church in Little Falls.
Left to cherish her memory are her children, Gerry (Becky) Boody of Little Falls, John Boody of Little Falls, Debra Mullins of Chaska and Lori Boody of St. Cloud; sisters, Lois Sanderson of Little Falls, Carole (Dennis) Morawczyski of Browerville and Diane (Robert) Zaske of Ramsey,; 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Mabel Abrhamson; husband, Frank; brothers, Robert, Gerald, John, Clarence, Jr. and a grandson, Tyler Boody.
Casketbearers were Rick Abrahamson, Daniel Sanderson, Dennis Sanderson Nick Sanderson, Jeff Moraczynski and Brian Moraczynski.
Emblom-Brenny Funeral Home