Elaine Asp

Elaine Asp

Dr. Elaine Hermanson Asp, age 85, of Lake St. Croix Beach, MN, died December 25.
Born on September 12, 1927 in Milwaukee, WI, the daughter of John and Hazel (Paulson) Hermanson. Following her high school graduation from Milaca, MN in 1943, she attended St. Cloud State University and the University of Minnesota, where she obtained her doctorate in Food Science and Nutrition. Elaine was a professor at the University of Minnesota, teaching food science and nutrition. Furthermore, she enjoyed conducting research in the field of cereal chemistry. Her research would find her traveling to countries such as Australia, New Zealand, and Costa Rica.
She was united in marriage to Raymond Earl Asp on August 18, 1951 at St. Anthony Lutheran Church in St. Anthony, MN, a marriage that would be blessed with two children, Wayne and Darlene. Elaine thoroughly enjoyed her career, from which she retired in 1999. She was a proud member of the Clovia Sorority and the University of Minnesota Alumni Association. She also enjoyed weaving and hand crafts like knitting and sewing. She was an avid cook, and participated in many bridge clubs. Her bible study groups were also important to her. Her greatest time spent was with her family. She enjoyed traveling with Ray and camping with the children as they were growing up. She also loved time at the lake with her pride and joy: her grandchildren.
Survived by husband, Ray; children: Wayne (Julie) Asp of Lakeland, MN, and Darlene (David) Bentz of Green Bay, WI; grandchildren: Ryan (Lisa) Asp, Michael (Danielle) Asp, Stacy Asp, and Stephanie, Nicole, and Victoria Tori Bentz; great-grandchildren, Ian and Elena Asp.
Service: 11:00 a.m. Monday, December 30, Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 14107 S. Hudson Rd., Afton, MN. visitation one hour prior to service. Memorials preferred to the U of M Food Science Program or U of M Clovia Sorority.

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