Elva Amelung

Elva Amelung


Elva M. Amelung, 90, of Sauk Rapids passed away February 10, 2022, at the St. Cloud Hospital with her daughter, Jeannette, by her side. 

No services will be held per her request.  

Elva was born June 7, 1931 to Glen and Olive (Matthews) Brant in rural Cass County. She was united in marriage to Ivan Payne. Together they had six children and later divorced. Elva then married Carl Amelung. She lived in Oregon for 30 years, moved to Silver Bay  for a few years and has lived in Sauk Rapids since 2010. Elva worked as a clerk for S&H Green Stamps for many years, cleaned medical buildings and retired from Bluefin Bay Resort in Tofte in the early 2000s. She enjoyed fishing, especially on the ocean in Oregon, baking, cooking, puzzles and reading. Elva was kind, sweet and overall, a wonderful person and always helped those in need. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were her pride and joy. She loved them very much.

Elva is survived by four daughters, Jeannette (Scott) Johnson of Sauk Rapids, Cynthia Huehn of Minneapolis, Cheryl Katka and Laureen (Marvin) Kottschade of Long Prairie;  two sons, Duane (Judy) Payne of Mississippi and Tom (Sue) Payne of St. Cloud; special daughter of the heart, Julie (Steve) Fagan of Milwaukee, OR; 16 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; one sister-in-law, Chico Brant of Leader and many nieces, nephews and friends. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Carl; three brothers, Kenneth, Alfred and Marvin and two great-grandchildren.

Special thanks to the nurses on North 5th Floor Oncology Unit at the St. Cloud Hospital for their care to Elva.

Arrangements were by Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids. Obituary and Guest Book available online: www.williamsdingmann.com.

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