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Elaine Gullickson Jan. 20, 1925 - May 20, 2009

GRANITE FALLS -- Elaine Charlotte Gullickson, 84, of Granite Falls, died Wednesday at the Granite Falls Hospital. She had suffered with cancer.

The service will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Granite Falls Lutheran Church. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery.

Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service at the church. Arrangements are with Wing-Bain Funeral Home of Granite Falls.

She was born Jan. 20, 1925, in Minneapolis to Carl Alfred and Emma Johanna (Siverson) Carlson. She graduated from Central High School in Minneapolis in 1946. She worked at various businesses in Minneapolis.

She married Gene Messer on March 15, 1946. She was a homemaker and worked at Rodgers Hydraulic in Granite Falls for several years. He died Sept. 4, 1988.

She married Jerry Gullickson on Aug. 29, 1992. He died Sept. 16, 1992.

She served on the Care and Community Board and the Riverview Apartments Board. She was a past president of the American Legion Auxiliary.

She is survived by her daughters: Carol (and Bill) Dietz of Faribault, Linda (and Larry) Paulson of Montevideo and Susan (and Gary) Ockwig of Spicer; special friend: Howard Hultman of Granite Falls and his daughter, Margot (and Chuck) Shellenbarger of Montevideo; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; stepdaughters: Susan (and Robert) Gluth of New Ulm and Karen (and Reynold) Hansen of Maynard; four stepgrandchildren and nine stepgreat-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husbands and two brothers.