Devona “Elaine” Wegner passed away September 20, 2020 at Spring Creek Manor in Boise, Idaho. Funeral services will be 11a.m. Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at the English Lutheran Church in Walnut Grove with a Facebook Live Feed at Stephens Funeral Service Facebook Page. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at church. Interment will be in the Walnut Grove Cemetery. Please send floral arrangements to the English Lutheran Church by 8a.m. on Tuesday, September 29, 2020. Donations can be made to English Lutheran Church, 450 Wiggins St. Walnut Grove, MN 56180. Due to the current Covid-19 restrictions, no lunch will be provided following the service, GUESTS WILL BE REQUIRED TO WEAR A MASK and practice social Distancing guidelines. A 50% indoor capacity will be maintained. Stephens Funeral Service-Walnut Grove Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Devona “Elaine” (Patterson) Wegner, the daughter of Chester Patterson and Leona F. (Bliese) Patterson, was born December 2, 1924, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She spent most of her childhood on a farm near Milroy, Minnesota, and was a graduate of Milroy High School. On March 19, 1943, Elaine married Rolland William Wegner. They lived on the Wegner family farm located nine miles north of Walnut Grove, Minnesota, their entire married life. On October 4, 1985, she moved to Boise, Idaho, where she lived out the remaining years of her life. Elaine was a homemaker and a devoted wife and mother. Her life revolved around her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She loved gardening, reading, sewing, crocheting, baking, listening to country music, polka, and waltz dancing, playing cards; especially, whist and pinochle, and arts and crafts. We all have her artwork in our homes. When we would talk to her at her Spring Creek Residence, she would often say “I am so busy” in reference to the many activities she participated in as a resident. Elaine was a devout Christian and a member of Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church in Boise, Idaho, and a member of English Lutheran Church in Walnut Grove, Minnesota, where she was Secretary of the Sunday School and member of the Ladies Aid. She was active in the community and served as an Adult Leader of the Gales Rousers 4-H Club.
Elaine is survived by her children Karen R. (Owen) Litfin of Laguna Hills, California, Sheryl L. (James) Tomlinson of Boise, Idaho, Barbara J. (Mark) Miller of Marco Island, Florida, and Douglas R. (Vicki) Wegner of Johnston, Iowa; grandchildren Todd (Colleen) Litfin of North Tustin, California, Richard (Kelli) Tomlinson of Eagle, Idaho, Greg (Tristin) Tomlinson of Boise, Idaho, Chadd (Heather) Egenberger of Saint Charles, Iowa, Tim Egenberger of Prior Lake, Minnesota, and Jeremy Egenberger of Plymouth, Minnesota; and great- grandchildren Declan Tomlinson, Garrett Tomlinson, Brody Tomlinson, Emma Egenberger, Taryn Litfin, Gustav Tomlinson, Macallan Tomlinson and Jackson Tomlinson. She is also survived by her sister Florence “Dolly” Wildman of Glenwood, Minnesota, and her brother Myron “Mike” Johnson of Alexandria, Minnesota. Elaine was preceded in death by her husband, Rolland William Wegner on June 16, 1980. She was also preceded in death by her sister Marcella “Sally” Gilb, sister Dorothy “Pat” Nelson and brother Norman “Norm” Johnson.