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Born: October 24, 1933

Death: November 19, 2012

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Kramer Family Funeral Home - Trimont Chapel-Main Office
Trimont, MN

Elaine Ficken

October 24, 1933  -  November 19, 2012
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SHERBURN: A Celebration of Life Service for Elaine K. Ficken, 79, of rural Sherburn, Minnesota will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, November 24, 2012 at the United Methodist Church in Trimont, Minnesota with Pastor Joel Xavier officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Memorial Park in Fairmont, Minnesota.

Elaine was called to her eternal rest on Monday afternoon, November 19, 2012 at the Trimont Health Care Center in Trimont, Minnesota. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Friday at the Kramer Family Funeral Home in Sherburn and one hour prior to the services at the Church on Saturday. Messages of Sympathy may be sent to the family online at

Elaine Kathryn Kampert was born on October 24, 1933 to Willis and Hazel (Mulhern) Kampert in rural Welcome, Minnesota. At an early age she moved with her family to Fairmont and then to a farm near Sherburn, Minnesota and attended country school District #26 and later was a 1951 graduate of Sherburn-Dunnell High School. On September 20, 1953, she was united in marriage to Paul “Junior” Ficken at the United Methodist Church in Sherburn, Minnesota. After their marriage they farmed on the home place on Highway #4 raising hogs, beef cattle, milked cows and raised chickens. They sold eggs to many people including the school and the bakery. Elaine worked at Fairmont Foods in the winter months. Elaine also was employed at the Trimont Health Care Center in Trimont. They moved to a farm by Fox Lake in 1989. Elaine was happiest when she was playing with her grandchildren. They had family over for special occasions and holidays because of their lake home, and enjoyed fishing on the pier, waterskiing and boating. Elaine enjoyed watching television, gardening and working in her flower garden. She enjoyed collecting little crocks and vases. Elaine was a former member of the United Methodist Church in Sherburn until it closed and then joined the Trimont United Methodist Church.

Survivors include her sons, Darrel (Carolyn) Ficken of Trimont, Minnesota and Dennis (Catherine) Ficken of Virginia Beach, Virginia; son-in-law, Martin Juhl of rural Sherburn; eight grandchildren, Brooklyn and Montana Ficken, Mayson Sands, Ashley, Bonnie and Elizabeth Ficken, Heather Borntrager and Jerrad Juhl; two great-grandchildren, Sydney and Samuel Borntrager; nieces and nephews; sister, Beverly (Earl) Benck of Vernon Center, Minnesota; brothers, James Kampert of rural Sherburn, John (Sharon) Kampert of Amherst, Wisconsin and Richard (Lisa) Kampert of Doylestown, Pennsylvania; sisters-in-law, Myrle Ficken and Jane Quade both of Sherburn, Minnesota and other relatives and friends.

Elaine is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Paul “Junior” Ficken on January 16, 2011; daughter Debra Juhl on May 17, 2005; and other relatives.