Elaine Martha Papineau, age 95, of Zion, IL (formerly of Escanaba), passed away Saturday morning, July 18, 2020 at her home in Zion, IL. She was born March 8, 1925 in Escanaba, MI, the daughter of Frank and Martha (Vennie) Van Elsacker. Elaine married Howard J. Papineau on March 20, 1943 in Waukegan, IL and he preceded her in death on January 21, 2000. Elaine was employed part-time with the Waukegan School System as a librarian. Elaine and Howard lived 40 years in Waukegan, IL and later moved to Escanaba in 1986. She was a member of St. Anne Catholic Church in Escanaba.
Elaine Martha Papineau is survived by children, Thomas Papineau of Zion, IL, Gail Papineau of Kenosha, WI, and Connie (Steven) Goede of Edgerton, WI; 3 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; brother, Nyle (Mary) Stierna of Ann Arbor, MI; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, Elaine was preceded in death by grandson, Paul Goede; and sister, Murial Ellis.
Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Friday, July 24, 2020 at St. Anne Catholic Church in Escanaba. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m., Friday, with Father Fran DeGroot officiating. Burial will take place in the Holy Cross Cemetery.
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