Monday, April 01, 2013 9:11 AM
Elaine Brynsaas, 77, of Decorah, died Monday, March 25, 2013, at the Aase Haugen Nursing Home in Decorah. Funeral services were Thursday, March 28, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Benedict's Catholic Church in Decorah, with Rev. Phil Gibbs officiating. Lector was Jody Niess Ellickson. Organist was Mary Beth Bouska. Cantor was Cindy Schissel ("Here I am, Lord," "Prayer of St. Francis," "On Eagle's Wings" and "How Great Thou Art.") Eucharistic minister was Loma Carlson. Casketbearers were Nick Brynsaas, Ryan Brynsaas, Dennis "Junior" Boyer, Erick Cox, David M. Tollefson and Denis Barth. Interment was at Phelps Cemetery, Decorah. Arrangements were handled by Schluter - Balik Funeral Home, Decorah.