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Elaine P. McCurdy

June 20, 1920 February 25, 2014
Elaine P. McCurdy
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Obituary for Elaine P. McCurdy

ELAINE PRISCILLA MCCURDY was born to Claude and Esther (Goodrich) McConnell on June 20, 1920 on a farm near Minneota, Minnesota. As an infant, she moved with her parents to a farm south of Marshall, Minnesota. When she was five years old, they moved to another farm north of Marshall and Elaine attended school in Marshall. Upon completion of her education, she helped on the family farm and she also did housework for some of the area people. In 1940, her parents bought a farm near Ruthton, Minnesota. During this time, she and her sister Elrene bought a motorcycle and traveled around the United States. The cost of these trips averaged slightly over $13.00 per day. On April 5, 1952, she was united in marriage to Philip McCurdy at the Lake Benton United Methodist Church. Following their marriage, they were beef, dairy and sheep farmers in Altona Township of Pipestone County, Minnesota. Elaine also raised bees and sold honey for years. They retired from farming in 1979. In 1983, they moved to Philip's parents' farm. Philip preceded her in death on October 16, 1990. After his death, Elaine continued to reside on their farm. In 2009, Elaine moved into the Good Samaritan Communities of Pipestone where she resided until she died on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at the age 93 years, 8 months and 5 days.

Elaine was a member of and active in the Altona Methodist Church and then the Verdi Methodist Church, she would teach Sunday school, help with church suppers, and play the piano and the organ. She was also a member of the VFW Auxiliary. She enjoyed traveling with her husband to his army reunions. After his death, she traveled to many places around the world. She enjoyed doing counted cross-stitch pictures, bird watching, gardening, knitting, reading, playing Skip-BO and collecting teddy bears.

She is lovingly remembered by her two children, Susan Haack and her husband Robert of Verdi, Minnesota, and Marvin McCurdy and his wife Darla of Verdi, Minnesota; six grandchildren: Shane Haack, Travis Haack, Nichole Haack, Chad McCurdy, Christopher McCurdy and Channa McCurdy; 5 great-grandchildren: Micheal, Emily, Addison, Jacob and Joshua; and one brother, Donald McConnell and his wife Betty of Ruthton, Minnesota. She was preceded in death by her husband; an infant grandson, Robert Haack; her parents; and one sister, Elrene McConnell.

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Visitation

Sunday

2

Mar

4:00 PM 3/2/2014 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 3/2/2014 7:00:00 PM
Hartquist Funeral Home - Pipestone Chapel

710 SE 4th St.
PO Box 351
Pipestone, MN 56164

Hartquist Funeral Home - Pipestone Chapel
710 SE 4th St. Pipestone 56164 MN
United States

Service

Monday

3

Mar

10:30 AM 3/3/2014 10:30:00 AM
Hartquist Funeral Home - Pipestone Chapel

710 SE 4th St.
PO Box 351
Pipestone, MN 56164

Hartquist Funeral Home - Pipestone Chapel
710 SE 4th St. Pipestone 56164 MN
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

New Woodlawn Cemetery - Pipestone Final Resting Place

654 116th St.
Pipestone, MN 56164

654 116th St. Pipestone 56164 MN
United States
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