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Elaine Marie Impola

CEDAR RAPID, Iowa - Elaine Marie Impola, a caring mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend, passed away peacefully on Aug. 15, 2022, at the age of 65.

Elaine was born April 2, 1957, the daughter of Albert and Elma Kandoll Impola in Wakefield, Michigan. She grew up and attended school in Ironwood, Michigan, and worked throughout her life in several capacities in Michigan, Minnesota and Iowa, where she spent her final years.

Elaine truly lived life to the fullest through simple pleasures - stopping in for a chat with family and friends, spending time outdoors gardening, and bringing the outdoors in through craft projects with foraged materials. She lived a faith-filled life and shined brightly with the love of Jesus to many.

Elaine is survived by her daughters, Roxann Osterman, Rachel (Dyrk) Huffman, Jessica Bertram and Tara (Jim) Lienlokken; eight grandchildren; three sisters, Sharon (Bruce) Estola, Carol Snelling and Lola (Victor) Aho; three brothers, Jim (Linda) Impola, Paul (Esther) Impola and Dave (Karen) Impola; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Lois and Sara.

Per Elaine's wishes, there will be no formal funeral, memorial service, or celebration of life.