Elma E. McLain, 88, of Elgin, NE passed away Friday, December 15, 2017 at the Good Samaritan Society in Albion, NE.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Elgin, NE, with Rev. David Kuhfal officiating. Burial will be at the West Cedar Valley Cemetery, Elgin, NE. Visitation will be 5:00 -7:30 p.m. Tuesday, at Huffman-Levander Funeral Home in Elgin, NE.
Elma Elizabeth McLain, the daughter of John and Hattie (Bernstrauch) Stange, was born November 24, 1929 at Norfolk, NE. She attended District 16 grade school and attended Norfolk High School, graduating from there in 1947. Following her high school graduation, she was employed as a sewing instructor at Singer Sewing Center.
On June 17, 1949, Elma was united in marriage to Donald McLain at Christ Lutheran Church in Norfolk. In 1953, the couple moved to South Dakota. Upon their return in 1963, they settled in Elgin, NE, where Don was a meat cutter at Ray’s Superette for 25 years.
Elma was involved in child care, and was also employed by the Dr. Dale Jillson family for 37 years. She also worked at Blair Motors and the Elgin Review. Elma had a great love for making quilts and sewing for others. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Trinity Lutheran Ladies Aid, L.W.M.L., and the Red Hat Society. Elma also enjoyed dancing, playing cards, traveling, and camping.
Elma is survived by sons: Dr. Greg (Barbara) McLain of Shawnee, OK, and their children: Mary, Matt, and Mark; Michael (Linda) McLain of Hays, KS, and their children: Sarah and Andy; Tim McLain of Lincoln, NE; daughter: Shirley Reicks of Columbus, NE, and her children: Corey, Daniel, Kayla, and Brooke. And also eleven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband Don; son-in-law: James Reicks; grandson Micah McLain; her parents; one brother; and four sisters.