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Elaine Schlake, 89 - December 20, 2017

Elaine Ruth Schlake, 89, of Gothenburg, died Dec. 20, 2017, in Gothenburg.
She was born July 9, 1928, at Jansen, Nebr., daughter of Ernest and Frieda (Sandman) Schmidt. She attended schools in Jefferson County and graduated from Plymouth High School in 1944.
Elaine taught in Rural schools for three years. She married John Schlake on Oct, 3, 1948, making their home in Beatrice. To this union two sons, LaMonte and Leslie were born. In 1958, the family moved to Gothenburg where they have resided since.
Elaine was a member of the ALCW0 (American Legion Womens Auxillary), bridge club, and dance clubs. She enjoyed traveling the world with her husband John, watching the flowers bloom throughout the spring and summer, bowling, and enjoyed spending holidays with family.
Surviving are her son, LaMonte (Darla) Schlake of Gothenburg; grandson, Trent (Misty) Schlake of Gothenburg and their children Bryn and Austin; granddaughter, Keri (Corey) Roth of Gothenburg and their children Kya and Cooper; grandson, Jeff Schlake (Marg) of Lincoln and their child Jack; granddaughter, Erin Schlake and child Walker; granddaughter, Lesley Ann Roberts of Lincoln and children Sawyer, Maisy, Kiernan, and Silas; sister, Vernel Hueske of Plymouth; and sister-in-law, Virgene Schmidt of Jansen.
Elaine was preceded in death by her parents; husband, John Schlake; son, Leslie Schlake; seven sisters and two brothers.
Visitation was held at the American Lutheran Church in Gothenburg on Tuesday, Dec. 26. Services were held at American Lutheran Church, Dec. 26, at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Jon Mapa officiating.
Interment followed in the Fort McPherson National Cemetery in Maxwell.
Memorials may be designated to the American Lutheran Church, or the Alzheimer’s Association.
To sign the online guest book, go to www.blasestrauser.com.