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Elaine Brackett Glaser


BELGIUM, Wis. - Elaine Glaser, 86, of Belgium, formerly of Pence and Milwaukee, passed away Friday evening, Sept. 23, 2016, at Belgium Gardens, where she had resided for the last six years.

Elaine was born in Ironwood, Mich., on July 25, 1930, daughter of John and Helmi Mandelin Brackett. The family lived in Pence. She attended local schools and graduated from Hurley High School in 1947.

Elaine was united in marriage with Russell Glaser on Aug. 24, 1948, in Eau Claire. The couple settled in Pence and started their family. Mr. Glaser preceded her in death. Elaine moved to Milwaukee in 1977 and went to school to become a manicurist. She worked at Marshall Fields at Southridge as a manicurist for several years and later worked as a placement agent for Interfaith. Elaine moved to Grafton in 2000 and later to Belgium.

Elaine was an excellent baker, and made wonderful goodies around Christmas every year. She would spend months baking breads, bars and cookies to share with family and friends. She also enjoyed crocheting and knitting.

She is survived by her daughter, Diane (Mark) Hajewski, of Fredonia; three grandchildren, Gina (John) Jaruszewski, Garin (Steve) Krogsund and Shana (Eric) Rojahn; and four great-grandchildren. She is further survived by her brother, Earl Brackett and sister, Jean Vandevoorde, both of Pence; and numerous nieces and nephews, other family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her son, Gary Glaser; sister, Doris Zandi; and brother, Gordon Brackett.

A memorial service will be held at noon on Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Eernisse Funeral Home-Cedarburg Chapel, 1167 Washington Ave., Cedarburg. Chaplain Terry Mahler will preside. The family will receive visitors at the funeral home on Saturday from 11 a.m. until services at noon. Memorials are suggested to the MS Society.

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