Elvira Respalje, 91, of Waupun, passed away June 19 , 2019 at The Christian Home and Rehabilitation Center.
Elvira was born in Sheboygan on July 8, 1927, the daughter of William and Blanche (Theune) Daane. On November 5, 1948, she married Alvin Respalje of Brandon. Elvira worked as a homemaker for many years. Later in life, she worked at Parkview Nursing Home in Ripon and cleaned many private homes and various businesses in the area. She was a member of Bethel Reformed Church in Brandon. Elvira enjoyed crocheting, embroidery, crafts, and playing cards, but her favorite pastime was jigsaw puzzles.
Elvira is survived by six of her eight children: Delwin (Rose) Respalje of Dalton, Elnora (Randy) Navis of Waupun, Dan Respalje of Fairwater, Darwin (Linda) Respalje of Fond du Lac, Dennis (Kerry) Respalje of Brandon, and Emily (Denise) Respalje-Jean of Plymouth; daughters-in-law: Yvonne Respalje and Terri Respalje, both of Waupun; 18 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
Elvira was preceded in death by her husband, Alvin; two sons: Douglas and Dale; her parents; two sisters; and a brother.
Friends and relatives may call on the family on Sunday at Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home in Waupun from 5-7 p.m. and on Monday at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service.
Funeral services for Elvira Respalje will be held Monday, June 24, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. Bethel Reformed Church in Brandon with Pastor John Tilstra officiating.
Interment will follow at Brandon Cemetery in Brandon.
The family wishes to give special thanks to the Agnesian Hospice Team and The Christian Home staff for Mother's care and support for the family.