Memorial services for Blanche Elayne Wichmann will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, July 1, 2019 at Bonnerup Funeral Service, with Rev. Matthew Lehman officiating. Burial will follow in Graceland Cemetery.
Elayne passed away peacefully on Monday, June 24, 2019 at Prairie Senior Cottages in Albert Lea. She was 91 years old.
Blanche Elayne (Reever) was born on November 24, 1927 in Viola Center, IA to Lowell and Olive (Rhoades) Reever. She graduated from Bayard High School in Iowa and would continue her education at the American Institute of Business in Des Moines, IA.
On December 20, 1952, Elayne was united in marriage to Milton Wichmann in Glenville, MN. Elayne and Milton owned and operated Larry’s Bar in Albert Lea. The couple spent 39 wonderful years together until Milton’s death in January of 1992.
Elayne was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Albert Lea. She also enjoyed being a member of the Eagles Club, American Legion Auxiliary, VFW Auxiliary, and the Lady Bugs.
She is preceded in death by both parents, Lowell and Olive; husband, Milton Wichmann; and a sister, Loretta Barkley.
There are no immediate surviving family members.
Memorials are preferred to Zion Lutheran Church, Albert Lea.
A special thank you to the staff at Just Like Home Place and Prairie Senior Cottages for the care and attention you showed Elayne these last nine years.
Blessed be her memory!
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