Elaine Patricia Bacon, Age 94, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 27, 2017 at the Ostrander Care Center. Elaine was born on September 30, 1922 to Irving and Regina Bacon of Forestville, Minn. She attended the country school in Forestville Township. Elaine resided in Rochester and worked at Waters Connelly, Mayo Clinic, as well as for the City of Rochester at the water treatment facility. After her retirement, she moved to Wykoff, Minn.
Elaine loved dancing, playing canasta and other card games. She and her partner of over 70 years, Bud Kavanagh, enjoyed going to the area’s ballrooms and restaurants. Together, they never missed a birthday, graduation, wedding, or reason to celebrate friends and family. Elaine kept close track of her loved ones and loved visiting and sharing stories. Elaine’s feisty nature and sense of humor will be greatly missed by all.
Elaine is survived by her nieces and nephews: Keith (Kathy) Bacon of Rochester, Minn.; Mike (Judy) Qualle of Dresser, Wis.; Diana (Cecile) Qualle King of Melvourn, Fla.; and Marcia Bacon Highum of Mankato Minn., as well as 12 grand nieces and nephews and 24 great-grand nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by the love of her life, Bud Kavanagh; her parents, two brothers, Kenneth Bacon and Donald Bacon; sister Marlys Qualle, and nephew Phillip Qualle.
A memorial service is being planned for Saturday, March 11 at 2 p.m. at the Cherry Grove United Methodist Church. Elaine has donated her body for research purposes to the Mayo Foundation.