Elaine Vsetecka, 64
Tue, 09/28/2021 - 11:42am admin
June 22, 1957 —
Sept. 23, 2021
CRESCO - Elaine Mary Vsetecka, age 64, of Cresco, Iowa, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021, at MercyOne New Hampton Medical Center in New Hampton, Iowa.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Notre Dame Parish on Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021, at 11 a.m., with a one-hour visitation from 10-11 a.m. Father Jacob Rouse will be officiating, with burial in Calvary Cemetery.
Elaine Mary Vsetecka was born on June 22, 1957 in Cresco, the daughter of Cletus and Wilma Vsetecka. She was raised on a farm southeast of Cresco and was baptized at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Protivin, Iowa. It was there that she made her First Communion and Confirmation.
Elaine attended school in Cresco and graduated from Crestwood High School in 1975. She was a sweet and happy child. She helped on the farm and also enjoyed working at Seneca Foods in Rochester, Minn.
She always loved an adventure. Elaine loved going for a drive and especially driving herself. Wherever she went, she loved to strike up a conversation and laugh out loud with everyone she met. She was so proud of all her nieces and nephews, and now her great-nieces and great-nephews and all of their accomplishments. She loved word puzzles, reading, old movies, the Howard County Fair, onion rings, bingo and Christmas. Elaine made the Christmas card games so exciting and entertaining.
She will be remembered by the nieces and nephews for helping with spelling tests and the teasing banter between her and her oldest nephew. She was so thrilled with the arrival of each of her great-nieces and great-nephews. She was opinionated, loyal, stubborn, generous and the best sister.
Elaine is survived by three sisters, Jan (Doug) Baker of Lanesboro, Minn., Patricia (Steve) Elsbernd of Ridgeway, Iowa and Lisa (Darryl) Langreck of Ossian, Iowa; friend, Walter Hoopman; nieces and nephews, Chris, Jenny, Darla, Anne, Jay, Katie, Erin, Kendra, Nicole, Anna and Kelly; and great-nieces and nephews, Tony, Claire, Marian, Francis, Arthur and Millie.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Dale Vsetecka.