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Claudia Elfstrum

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Memorial services for Claudia Elfstrum of Sebeka were held Jan. 24, 2013, at Schuller Family Funeral Home's Verndale Chapel, with Father Don Wagner presiding.

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Claudia, 76, passed away Jan. 20, 2013, at Tri-County Health Care in Wadena.

Claudia LouElla White was born to Robert T. and Sophie (Egge) White on Sept. 18, 1936, in Fargo. She was united in marriage with Donald William Elfstrum on May 3, 1957, in Minneapolis.

Beginning in 1981, Claudia and Donald made their home in Verndale where many community members will remember her as a co-owner/operator of the Video and Fish Store for nearly five years. She filled her hours with sewing, reading, collecting plates, movies, music, bowling with friends and caring for her cats.

Claudia was preceded in death by her husband, Don, on July 15, 2003; her parents, Robert and Sophia; sister-in-law, Ruth; and brother-in-law Richard Loewel.

She is survived by her sons, Steven (Donna) Elfstrum of Verndale and Michael "Mick" Elfstrum of Sebeka; grandchildren, Jeremy (Melissa) Elfstrum of Staples, Matthew (Jolene) Elfstrum of Verndale and Tyler Elfstrum of Roseville; brother, Jon "Mickey" (Grace) of Rosemont; many nieces and nephews; along with other family members and a host of friends.

Honorary pallbearers were Jeremy Elfstrum, Matthew Elfstrum, Tyler Elfstrum, Jeff White, Michelle White and Amy Wright.

Burial was in Lakewood Cemetery in Minneapolis, and arrangements were with Schuller Family Funeral Homes in Wadena.

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