February 12, 2015 at 12:17 p.m.
Earl was born March 29, 1920 to Archie and Laura (Shaleen) Elfstrom of Lindstrom and they later moved to a farm in Shafer. Earl graduated from Chi-Hi in Lindstrom in 1939 amd married Elaine ARedlich or Nye, Wisconsin on June 3, 1961
Earl worked on the family farm his whole life, first with his dad, then when he was married with his wife Elaine and later with Ron. Earl always took pride in the farm and enjoyed driving tractor. Earl also worked off the farm at Champion Aircraft in Osceola, Wisconsin; Anderson Windows in Bayport and later 25 years at West Publishing Company in St. Paul. In his spare time he liked to read, go to auctions and take short trips.
Earl was preceded in death by his wife Elaine; brothers Burton Elfstrom and Charles Elfstrom; sister Donna Succo; brother-in-law Russell Redlich; and sister-in-law Adine Olson.
He is survived by his son Ron (Pam), brother Don Elfstrom; sister Elaine Peterson; brother-in-law Vernon (Beatrice) Redlich, sisters-in-law Helen (Bob) Johnson and Irma Rom; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
The family would also like to thank the staff at Parmly for the great care they gave Earl during his stay.
Funeral Services were Tuesday, February 10, at Chisago Lake Lutheran Church in Center City with interment at Hillside Cemetery in Center City. Arrangements by the Grandstrand Funeral Home in Lindstrom. Condolences may be left online at grandstrandfh.com