Elaine Walen

Elaine Walen, age 88, of Carrington, ND, formerly of Glenfield, ND, died Friday, December 11, 2009, at Golden Acres Manor, in Carrington.

Elaine J. Walen was born on July 20, 1921, the daughter of Edward and Julia (Pierson) Johnson at the Johnson family farm at Glenfield, ND. She was raised and attended school in Glenfield, graduating in 1939. She attended Valley City Teachers College for 2 years and taught school in Oakes, at country schools near Kensal and Bordulac, and later at Glenfield.

On November 2, 1946, Elaine married Kenneth Walen in Carrington. They farmed at Glenfield and later operated the Glenfield Station and Insurance Agency and Elaine was a teller for the Foster County Bank Branch located in Glenfield. Kenneth died on June 27, 1991. In March of 2009, she moved to Poplar Court in Carrington.

She was a life member of the Glenfield Lutheran Church (now known as Prairie Faith Lutheran Church), a member of the “Friendly Neighbors Homemakers�, Glenfield Ladies Aid, and VFW Auxiliary. Elaine enjoyed her family, playing scrabble and her farm yard.

Elaine is survived by her two sons, Curt (Nyla) Walen, Carrington, ND, and John (Donita) Walen, Washburn, ND; one daughter-in-law, Beth Walen, Fergus Falls, MN; seven grandchildren, Jeff Walen, Tammy Hofer, Holly Walen, Michael Walen, Cassie Walen, Ryan Walen, Krista Walen; and seven great-grandchildren, Joshua Walen, Ashley Hofer, Lindsy Hofer, Hope Walen, Ava Walen, Brea Walen, and Jayden Walen.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Kenneth; son, Donald; four brothers and three sisters.


Funeral Service: Trinity Lutheran Church, Carrington, ND

Date and Time: Monday, December 14, 2009 at 10:30 AM

Interment: Glenfield Cemetery, Glenfield, ND

Posted Condolences:

Name: Judy Zimprich - Sent 12/12/09

Message: I am so sorry to hear of Elaine's passing. Mom (Joan Anderson) and I had such a nice visit with her at her apartment this past summer. We loved hearing all about the family; she was so proud of all of you. Please accept our sincere sympathies. "Don't let the burden of having lost her overcome the joy of having had her". What a lovely lady she was. May God comfort you at this difficult time. Sincerely, Judy Zimprich & Joan Anderson