Elna Rabine Deyo, 98
Elna Rabine Deyo, 98, passed away at the Adams Health Care Center on Saturday, July 14, 2012 at the age of 98 ½ . She had been a resident there since 2008.
She was born December 30, 1913 to Charles and Christine (Wohlers) Rubin at Dexter, MN and attended the Elkton High School.
In 1931 she was married to William F. Rabine and lived in the Elkton-Dexter area, then moving to St. Paul. Widowed at the age of 32 with four minor children, Elna worked a variety of jobs prior to her marriage in 1959 to Lewis Deyo. After his death in 1967 Elna retired to the Brainerd area where she remained until moving to St. Mark’s Apartments in Austin in October of 2002.
Her retirement years were continually busy with her talents for crafting, quilting, needle-work, gardening, cooking, reading and making gifts for her children and grandchildren. She also made baby bonnets for the Austin Medical Center and Presbyterian missions and crosses to include in cards to friends and relatives.
In addition to her two husbands, she was preceded in death by her parents, two baby sisters; Alice and Arlene, three brothers; Louis Rubin, Harold Rubin and Elwin Rubin, Granddaughter Lynette Ogren, three great grandchildren, sons-in-law Fred Schultz and Gary Schutte and in 2003 her two sons William Rabine from a heart attack and Bruce Rabine from cancer.
She is survived by two daughters and son-in-law, Arlene and Harvey Buchite, Cameron, WI, Inez “Chris” Schutte, Coon Rapids, MN, daughter-in-law Betty Rabine, Austin, MN and sister-in-law Priscilla Rubin, Austin, MN 14 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren and 20 great-great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at the Dexter United Methodist Church on Saturday July 21, 2012 at 1:30 PM with the Reverend Karen Ashton presiding. Interment will be in the Dexter Cemetery. Friends may call at the church on Saturday from 12:30 PM until the time of the service. Clasen-Jordan Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.