Elaine  Berntsen

Obituary of Elaine Berntsen

Age 85, of Roseville, died unexpectedly on December 12th. She was born on September 2nd, 1935 in Minneapolis, MN, to Olaf and Gertrude Olson and was the youngest of eight children. She graduated from Patrick Henry High School where she met the love of her life Dean Berntsen where they played husband and wife in the play "Who Shook the Family Tree." The two were married on December 17th, 1955. Elaine was a loving wife, a devoted mother, a wonderful caring grandmother, and a longtime friend to so many. She enjoyed spending her summers at the lake and her winters in Arizona. She is survived by her husband, Dean; her two daughters, Lainie Berntsen and Joanna Gau, son in law, Michael and grandchildren, Ben and Sean Gau and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Donald, Lyle, Russel, Robert, and George, and her sisters, Shirley and Marilyn. Private Services will be held Saturday, January 16th at 2PM at Cremation Society of Minnesota, 7835 Brooklyn Blvd., Brooklyn Park MN. The service will be avaiable to watch at: Tribucast Memorial Service Private interment at Fort Snelling. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to one of her favorite charities Children's Home Society of MN https://chlss.org


Private Memorial Service

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday, January 16, 2021
Cremation Society of Minnesota
7835 Brooklyn Boulevard
Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, United States
Tribucast livestream will begin at 1:45PM; Service will begin at 2PM.