Elaine Ruth (Kapplinger) Huffman went to be with the Lord on April 27, 2013 on the day of the wedding anniversary to the love of her life, Oscar Huffman. Elaine was born September 12, 1922 on the Kapplinger farm near Kiester, Minnesota to George and Sadie (Hintz) Kapplinger. She was baptized and confirmed at the St. Paul's Lutheran Church at Kiester, Minnesota. Elaine was married to Oscar Huffman on April 27, 1946 at St. James Lutheran Church in Mason City, Iowa. She graduated from the Kiester High School in 1940 and from St. James School of Cosmetology in 1942. Oscar and Elaine moved to Traer, Iowa in 1974 after living in Waterloo, Iowa for several years. She was a member of the St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Traer, Iowa. For the past few years Elaine resided in Oklahoma City with her daughter.
She is survived by her son, Dennis (Pam) Huffman of New Hartford, Iowa; 2 daughters Georgia (Jim) Kulish of Des Moines, Iowa and Wanda Hernandez of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; 5 Grandchildren, 16 Great- Grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild; and many other family and friends.
Elaine was preceded in death by her husband, Oscar (11/1/1992); her father, George Kapplinger (May 1967); her mother, Sadie Kapplinger (May 1931); her brother Louis (Sonny) Kapplinger (May 1934): step-mother , Marie (Oct 1978); Grand-daughter-in-law, Karen (Nov 2012); and son-in-law, Larry (Dec 2012). Her family was very special to her as she was only 8 years old when her mother passed away and 10 years old when her only sibling, Louis, passed away. She enjoyed her Church, her Bible, crocheting, puzzles, and bird watching. She was a friend to many who often called her "Mom Elaine". A special thanks to her dedicated caregiver and friend, Pam Houston. She will greatly missed by all.
Service 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 4, at Locke Funeral Home, 233-6138, with burial in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be left at LockeFuneral Home.com.