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Elaine T. Swanson

Elaine T. Swanson, 72, of Walhalla, ND passed away Saturday, September 9, 2017 at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at the St. Boniface Catholic Church, Walhalla, ND. Visitation at the church for one hour before the time of services. Burial will be held in the Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Cemetery, Olga, ND.
Elaine T. Chaput was born October 31, 1944 at Langdon, ND to Leo and Bernadette (Kalis) Chaput. She grew up in the Olga area and graduated from Walhalla High School. Elaine worked as a nurse's aide at the Pembilier Nursing Center, Walhalla, Cavalier County Memorial Hospital, Langdon and the Good Samaritan Center, East Grand Forks, MN.
Elaine's smile and laugh will be missed dearly. She enjoyed being around people and had many close relationships with both family and friends. She liked to spend time with the ones she loved . . . going to the restaurants, playing cards, or just sitting and talking over coffee. Elaine loved being a mom. She always had time for her daughter, spending afternoons at the mall or sewing all her clothes when she was young. So no surprise her daughter grew up to be a Fashion Designer influenced by her mom. They had a special mother/daughter friendship through the years making memories by going to social gatherings, making special dinners together and watching favorite movies. Her daughter inherited her strength and hard-working skills. Elaine had a servant heart at her job and also outside of work. She also enjoyed being with animals, listening to music, baking, and crocheting. Elaine's faith was very important to her and now she is dancing with the Lord.
On April 30, 1971, she married Vernon Swanson at Olga, ND. He survives as does her daughter, Lisa Marie Swanson, Walhalla; siblings: Lorraine Dalsted and Francis (Linda) Chaput, all of Walhalla; Jim (Jan) Chaput, Langdon, ND.
She was preceded in death by her parents; siblings: Annette Loewen, Dennis Chaput, and Leo Chaput, Jr.

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will be missed went to school together and grew up in Olga together

Carol Siguaw Berlin Oct 8 2017 12:00 AM

Elaine was such a lovely lady. I have many fond memories of her and my Mom together. She always had a smile on her face. My Mom has been sharing so many wonderful stories of their fun times together.

Alison Steinolfson Raheem Sep 13 2017 12:00 AM

I remember some of the times in Olga. The families where they would sit, like we all had our places. Our Lady of Sacred Heart was full when Elaine and her family attended. Long time ago, and I don't like to see suffering. Your family has seen plenty of Suffering. Christ suffered for us.Be assured that God will heal this. Prayers to all. God Bless and my deepest sympathies

Roger Carriere Sep 13 2017 12:00 AM

I had the pleasure of Elaine's friendship while working with her at GoodSam,EGF. Her laughter and smile always spread to those around her. My thoughts and prayers with her family.

Arlene DeMers Sep 13 2017 12:00 AM

Carol Siguaw Berlin Sep 13 2017 12:00 AM

The times Marcel, the kids and I visited with your parents have given me lots of memories. Elaine was wonderful to me and our kids. I always enjoyed Elaine. Glad we got to see all of you in 2014. You are all in my prayers!

Nancy Chaput Sep 12 2017 12:00 AM

Lisa and family of Elaine. We are sending our sympathy to all of you over the death of your Mother, wife, sister.aunt. We are sorry we can not be there to help you through your sorrow. Rolland and Lorraine

Lorraine and Rolland beauchamp Sep 12 2017 12:00 AM

My sincere sympathy to you Lisa and your family may God be with all of you at this time

Joan Tongen Sep 11 2017 12:00 AM