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Elaine Anna Struve

April 4, 1925 — October 20, 2021


Elaine Anna Struve, the daughter of John and Myrtle (Williams) Steinbeck, was born April 4, 1925, in O’Brien County, Iowa.  Her childhood years were spent in Hartley, where she received her education, graduating from Hartley High School.  Elaine appreciated growing up on the farm and helping her dad with some of the chores.  She later continued her education at Sioux City School of Beauty.

Elaine married Gordon Struve on December 29, 1946, in Hawarden, Iowa.  She was self-employed as a hairdresser for several years and a school cook for 21 years.  She was a past active member of the United Church of Christ in Rossie until it closed.  She enjoyed golfing and bowling long into her later years.

She passed away at the Spencer Hospital on Wednesday, October 20, 2021, at the age of 96.  Elaine was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Gordon in 1997; one daughter in infancy, Karen Kay and daughter, Rhonda Dobbins in 2014; one son, Monte Struve; daughter-in-law, Ann Struve; five brothers: Wayne, Leland Donald, Keith and Garland;  sister, Evelyn and her husband, Vernon Kruse; and sister-in-law, Ann Steinbeck.

Left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Sondra Dolphin of Hartley, IA; one son, Roger Struve of Rossie, IA; two grandchildren: Jessica Ann Dobbins and Jacob Allen Dobbins; one sister-in-law, Donna Steinbeck of Hartley, IA; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 A.M., Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Royal.
Pastor Mark Wilms
Kyle Vogt
James Vogt
Keith DeBeor
Steven Steinbeck
David Steinbeck
Dennis Steinbeck


Jacob Dobbins
Visitation will be held from 5 to 7:00 P.M., Monday, October 25th with the family present at the Warner Funeral Home in Spencer.
"Amazing Grace"
"The Old Rugged Cross"
By The Congregation

"Forever Autumn" - Postlude

Sue Brugman
Lincoln Cemetery
Rural Rossie, Iowa

A lunch and time of fellowship will be held after the graveside services at the church.
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