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home : obituaries : obituaries July 26, 2017

6/28/2017 10:01:00 AM
Elaine Faye Mayden Feb. 7, 1942 - June 19, 2017

Elaine Mayden, 75, of Windom died June 19, 2017, at her home in Windom.
A funeral service was held Saturday, June 24, at 10 a.m., at First United Methodist Church in Windom with Pastor Mike McInnis officiating.
Special music was provided by Carol Vought, pianist; and Laura Williams, hymn leader. Congregational hymns were "In the Garden" and "Hymn of Promise." Special musical selections were "How do you say Goodbye" and "Welcome Home" by Mark David Williams.
Casket bearers were Dave Daggett, Doug Daggett, Dan Daggett, Jeff Daggett, Greg Daggett, Chris Daggett, Terry Paul Jr., Tim Paul and Tory Paul.
Honorary bearers were Denise Anderson, Debbie Hughes, Madison Stiglich, Dalton Smith, Sam Stiglich, Marcus Quintanilla, Delaney Smith and Sidney Quintanilla.
Ushers were Jerry Moon and Jim Glidden.
Burial was at Memory Gardens Cemetery in rural Windom.
Elaine Faye (Daggett) Mayden was born Feb. 7, 1942, in Hartley, Iowa, to Wilbur and Marie Daggett. She was the second of six children with one sister and four brothers. Her family farmed near Melvin, Ocheyedan and Harris, Iowa.
Elaine graduated from Harris High School in 1960 as valedictorian and president of her class. After graduation, she worked in her uncle's grocery store in Sanborn, Iowa.
In Sanborn, she was introduced to Robert "Bob" Mayden Jr. She and Bob were married in August of 1962. After a honeymoon in northern Minnesota, they lived in Lake Park, Iowa, where Bob was a high school teacher and Elaine was a homemaker.
In October 1963, they were blessed with the birth of their first daughter, Jerilyn. In 1965, they relocated to Little Rock, Iowa, and within the next few years, welcomed their daughters, Jolene and Marcia.
Elaine was a loving and caring stay-at-home mom to her three girls. She sewed clothes for the girls and most of their dolls.
Bob and Elaine moved their family to Windom in 1976.
Being a natural caregiver, Elaine began working as a nurse's aide and later a physical therapy assistant at Sogge Good Samaritan Center in Windom. She worked there full-time for over 25 years and developed close friendships with co-workers and residents. She continued volunteering with bingo and other activities after retirement.
Elaine was a longtime member of First United Methodist Church.
For many years, Elaine was Windom's favorite cake decorator, often baking and decorating 30 graduation cakes each year, plus many more for family, friends and the Sogge Home's birthday parties. She made the best frosting!
After their retirement, Elaine and Bob enjoyed gardening, camping, traveling and spending time with friends and family, especially their daughters and six grandchildren. Elaine was so proud of her grandchildren and loved to watch their ball games and concerts.
Elaine passed away in her home on June 19, 2017, after a courageous battle with cancer. She is loved by her family and friends and will be missed until they meet again.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Wilbur and Marie Daggett; her brother, Rodney Daggett; and her son-in-law, John Stiglich.
She is survived by her husband, Bob; daughters: Jerilyn (Sal) Quintanilla of Aurora, Colo.; Jolene Stiglich of Shoreview; and Marcia (Jerome) Smith of Windom; and her grandchildren: Marcus and Sidney Quintanilla, Madison and Sam Stiglich, and Dalton and Delaney Smith. She is also survived by her sister, Barb Paul of Spring Valley; her brothers: Dennis (Adela) Daggett of Venice Fla.; Dale (Rita) Daggett of Apple Valley; and Ron (Bobbe) Daggett of Prior Lake; and many nephews, nieces, aunts, uncles and cousins who were special to her.

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