Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Obituary: Elaine M. (Feeney) Tveit - Class of 1942

MADISON - Elaine M. Tveit, age 81, died on Sunday, Feb. 18, 2007, at the HospiceCare Center, Fitchburg, following challenging health issues. She was born on May 19, 1925, to Stanley "Dick" and Anna (Lang) Feeney. Elaine graduated from Madison Central High School in 1942. She married Knut Tveit on Dec. 7, 1946. He preceded her in death on April 12, 1983. Elaine worked for Wisconsin Bell Telephone Company from 1942 until 1949. A special thanks to Design Coalition for allowing Elaine the privilege of becoming part of the Design Coalition legacy for 18 years before her retirement at age 77. Elaine devoted her entire life to her family, always putting others needs before her own. She is survived by her children, Keith (Cherie) Tveit of Ashland, and Karen (Al) Koch of Waunakee; grandchildren, Cory (Christina) Tveit of Stillman Valley, Ill., Kevin Tveit of Ashland, and Evan, Tanner and Tamina Koch of Waunakee; a brother, Stan (Maria) Feeney; brother-in-law, Henry Maly; sisters-in-law, Inga Colby, Mabel Tveit, Merle Tveit and Eileen Tveit; and numerous nieces and nephews. Elaine was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; father-in-law and mother-in-law, John and Tomine Tveit; sisters, Phyllis Dedert and Patricia Maly; sisters-in-law, Patricia Feeney, Gundla Beld, Laura Beld and Josephine Landsness; and brothers-in-law, Harry Dedert, Johnnie Tveit, Torkeld Tveit, Norman Tveit, Julius Beld, Vernon Landsness and John Colby. Funeral services will be held at GUNDERSON EAST FUNERAL HOME, 5203 Monona Drive, at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 23, 2007, with the Rev. Karen Locken presiding. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 4 p.m. until the time of the service. A thank you to the special caregivers at HospiceCare Inc. and Meriter Hospital.

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on February 21, 2007

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