Elaine O. Rognstad

Elaine O. Rognstad, 90, Park Rapids, MN, died Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at the Heritage Living Center in Park Rapids.

Elaine O. Malterud was born on July 19, 1929 in Bemidji, MN the daughter of Otto and Eva (Hedman) Malterud. She attended school in Park Rapids, graduating from Park Rapids High School in 1947. She was united in married to Oswald “Ozzie” Rognstad on December 31, 1947.

Elaine was employed by the Park Rapids Area Schools, the State Bank of Park Rapids, and Hubbard County Social Services, retiring in 1984. Elaine had a clever wit about her, and while in school, won the state regional spelling bee.

Elaine enjoyed quilting, knitting, sewing, deer-hunting in her younger years, square dancing, and square dancing with a B Allis Chalmers tractor with the Crazy 8 Tractor Dancers. She was a member of the Antique Tractor Club, Calvary Lutheran Church, American Legion Axillary, and the Lake Itasca Pioneer Farmers Club.

She is survived by her son - Charles (Sheila) Rognstad of Park Rapids, MN; granddaughters, Roberta (Doug) Cogswell, and Marie Rognstad; grandsons, James (Sherry) Rognstad, Ryan Rognstad, and Jeremy Rognstad; great granddaughters, Alexis Rognstad and Eva Lindberg; sister-in-law Goldie Rognstad; and many nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Eva and Otto; her husband- Oswald in 2011; her son Robert; her daughter in law – Coletta; and her brother, Elmer.

Funeral Services were held Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Calvary Lutheran Church in Park Rapids, MN.  Friends may leave online condolences at Arrangements  by the Cease Family Funeral Home of Park Rapids, MN.

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