Elinor L. (Mrs. Arthur E.) Kelm, age 83, of Faribault, died on Friday, December 5, 2008 at St. Maryís Hospital, Rochester.
     Funeral services will be at First English Lutheran Church, Faribault, on Tuesday, December 9, 2008 at 10:30 a.m. with the Reverend Richard L. Jorgensen, officiating. Interment will be at Woodville Cemetery, Waseca.
     Visitation will be at the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault on Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. and also at the church for one hour prior to the services on Tuesday.
     Elinor Lucille, the daughter of Paul and Clara (Schuldt) Krause was born on May 15, 1925 in Waseca. She married Arthur E. Kelm on May 25, 1947 in Waseca and he preceded her in death on October 5, 2002. Elinor was an active member of First English Lutheran Church for 54 years. She was employed at the Faribault Regional Center for over 15 years prior to her retirement.
     She is survived by three children, Gary (and Gayle) Kelm of Cresco, Iowa, Vicki (and David) Strom of Beaver Dam, Wisconsin and Paul (and Michelle) Kelm of Faribault; six grandchildren, Matthew (and Jessica) Kelm, Michael (and Kate) Kelm, Jessica Kelm, Jason Strom, Amanda Bartness and Brianna Bartness; three great grandchildren, Jacob, Ashlyn and Madalyn Kelm; and one sister, Lois (and Bill) Connors of Jackson.
     She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur; her parents; and two brothers, Elmer and Lawrence Krause.
     Memorial gifts may be directed to Camp Onomia, First English Lutheran Church or donorís choice


Guest Book Memories Will Be Recorded Below

Name: Marlys & Jack Mathews, Maple Grove, MN.
Date: Tuesday December 09, 2008


Dear Vicki, David and family,

Sorry to hear of the death of your Mother. Elinor was a beautiful lady- great spirt and strength. We will miss her at Camp Onomia.

Marlys & Jack Mathews, Maple Grove, MN.