Elaine Sevcik, 76

Elaine Julia Sevcik, 76, of Northfield, died Thursday, May 29, 2008, at her home after a short battle with brain cancer.

She was born April 13, 1932, on the family farm at Veseli, a daughter of Emil and Rose (Valek) Havlicek. She attended school in Veseli. After her education, she worked as a seamstress in New Prague. She married Edward Sevcik on June 24, 1952, at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Veseli. They lived in Lonsdale for three years until moving to Northfield in 1955. Elaine & Eddie owned and operated Eddie's Refrigeration until retiring in 1988. She was a member of the Church of St. Dominic. She enjoyed dancing, playing cards, collecting antiques and going to and having garage sales. Elaine enjoyed visiting, laughing and sharing stories with family and friends. Her greatest love was for her family.

She is survived by her husband of 55 years; four children Galen (Brenda), Atlanta, GA, Bonnie (Denny) Waite, Lakeville, Kevin (Katie), Cottage Grove and Lori (Mark) Loeb, Ft. Collins, CO; 11 grandchildren Kevin James, Shannon and Rachel Sevcik, Chloe and Sam Waite, Sarah, Michael, Lauren and Emily Sevcik, Sophia and Beatrice Loeb; one brother Francis Havlicek, New Prague; two sisters Angela Skluzacek, Lonsdale and Noreen Kuchinka, Faribault; nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister Sophie Pexa; and brothers Raymond and Arnold Havlicek.

Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, June 3, at the Church of St. Dominic in Northfield, with Rev. Dennis Dempsey officiating.

Interment was at Calvary Cemetery in Northfield. Casketbearers were her grandchildren.

Visitation was held from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Benson & Langehough Funeral Home in Northfield. Visitation continued on Tuesday at the church one hour prior to the funeral.

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