Elaine Fetting was born on July 31, 1928, in Schoepps Valley. She went to meet Jesus on December 15, 2020, with family at her side. Elaine was the daughter of George and Elsie (Putz) Hilgert, and was the third of their five daughters. After graduation from Cochrane High School in 1946, Elaine worked at Watkins until November 6, 1948, when she married Wilbert Fetting. They were dairy farmers on the Belvedere Ridge, being the third generation on the farm. After retiring from the farm in 1994, they moved to Buffalo City.
Elaine was a member of Christ Lutheran Church, Cochrane, where she had been a choir member at one time. She played accordion, and in her younger years she would play with the family band at weddings & such events. Bowling was an enjoyable past-time for Elaine & Wilbert, as they each bowled in leagues and on a couples league. Elaine was interested in the music and sports that the grand-kids and great-grandkids were involved in at school. She enjoyed the family gatherings and especially seeing the little ones. Elaine was an avid Packer fan. She enjoyed the bingo games at St Annes.
Elaine & Wilbert were blessed with four children: Diane (Alan) Zimmerman, Merrill; David W. (Linda) Fetting, Cochrane; Mark (Sue) Fetting, Alma; & Michele Fetting, Dodge. She is further survived by 12 grand-children and 18 great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Darwin (Shirley) Fetting, Cochrane, and many nieces & nephews. Elaine is preceded in death by Wilbert in 2006; her parents; and sisters & their husbands: Doris (Irvin) Hohmann, Bernice (Joe) Baker, Ruby (Howard) Hansen, and Geraldine (Carl) Palenske.
A private funeral service was held at Christ Lutheran Church in Cochrane with Pastor Wilde as officiant. The service may be viewed later online.
Interment will be at the Buffalo City Cemetery. A Celebration of Elaine’s life will be held at a later date. A memorial fund is being established in the name of Elaine Fetting. Please direct your memorial to Michele Fetting, P.O. Box 37, Dodge, WI 54625. Elaine’s family would like to take this opportunity to express a heartfelt thank you to the entire staff of St Annes –Benedictine, especially Moses for doing the Christmas lights and Karen, her “Chip and Dale” nurse for the loving care given Elaine in the past few years.
Please share a memory or express your condolences to comfort Elaine’s family at www.talbotfuneralhomes.com .