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Elaine C. Ronnei

July 8, 1944 - Jan. 20, 2008 ST. CLOUD -- Elaine C. Ronnei, 63, of Sauk Rapids, formerly of Willmar, died Sunday at the St. Cloud Hospital. The service will be at noon Saturday at the Benson Funeral Home Chapel in St. Cloud. Visitation will be on...

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July 8, 1944 - Jan. 20, 2008

ST. CLOUD -- Elaine C. Ronnei, 63, of Sauk Rapids, formerly of Willmar, died Sunday at the St. Cloud Hospital.

The service will be at noon Saturday at the Benson Funeral Home Chapel in St. Cloud.

Visitation will be one hour before the service at the funeral home.

She was born July 8, 1944, in Fergus Falls to Gordon and Laura (Drechsel) Haarstick. She attended Pelican Rapids Schools and received her bachelor's degree from St. Cloud State University.

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She married Eldon Ronnei in September 1968 in Otter Tail County. They raised their family in Willmar and she moved to St. Cloud in 2005 to be closer to her family.

She is survived by one daughter: Johanna (and Gerardo) Ronnei De Avila of Minneapolis; one son: Andrew (and Elena) Ronnei of St. Cloud; three grandchildren; and siblings: Sue Haarstick of Butte, Mont., Lynn Haarstick of Butte, Mont., Joy Haarstick of Erhard, and Laird Haarstick of Erhard.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1998, and one sister.

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