Elaine Catherine Farrell, 92


FARRELLElaine Catherine Farrell, age 92 of Champlin died peacefully on February 20, 2013. Preceded in death by daughter Sue Ische, grandson Steve Ische, brothers Leland Sorteberg, Allen Sorteberg, and sister Dorothy (Sorteberg) Downing. Survived by her husband of 53 years, Russell Farrell, sons James Santelli, Thomas Santelli and William Santelli, brother Richard Sorteberg, and sisters Marilyn (Sorteberg) Clark and Marjorie (Sorteberg) Portnoff. Also survived by seven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Elaine was a lifelong resident of Anoka County. Elaine received her Registered Nurse degree from Eitel Hospital in 1942 and after serving in the US Navy Nurse Corps in WWII, she had a 33 year career at Anoka State Hospital. She retired as Assistant Director of Nursing in 1982. Elaine’s passions were Rainy Lake, painting, and her family. A celebration of her life will be held later. Memorial preferred to a local food shelf.

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