IRON MOUNTAIN - Elaine J. Radloff, 86, of Iron Mountain, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012.
She was born on Oct. 18, 1926, in Iron Mountain, daughter of the late Ernest and Zelma (Sovey) Lancour. She attended the Iron Mountain Schools, graduating from Iron Mountain High School. She married Vernon Radloff and he preceded her in death in June 1973.
Elaine moved to Iron River and owned and operated Shaffer's Gift Shop for many years before moving back to Iron Mountain. Upon her return to Iron Mountain she worked for JC Penny in Kingsford until her retirement.
She was a longtime member of the Elks Lodge, the Daughters of Isabella, and the Knights of Columbus. In her spare time she enjoyed time spent with her cats, playing bridge with friends, going to the casino and going out to eat. More than anything she loved to spend time with her children and grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Clinton Lancour.
Elaine loved life and family, and worked hard at it, overcoming many hurdles in her life.
Elaine is survived by her children, Scott (Marilyn) Radloff and Patti (Craig) Stafford, both of Iron River; grandchildren, Daniel Radloff, Marissa Hussman, and Shaina and Derek Stafford; great-grandchildren, Reese, Emma, Jason, Madeline, Liam and Ariella.
Visitation will be Thursday from 10 a.m. to noon at St. Mary and St. Joseph Catholic Church in Iron Mountain.
The funeral Mass will follow Thursday at noon at the church. Fr. Daniel Zaloga will offer the Mass of Christian Burial.
Burial will be in Iron Mountain Cemetery Park.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial will be established in her memory.
Condolences may be expressed to the family of Elaine J. Radloff online at ernashfuneralhomes.com.
The family has entrusted the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home of Iron Mountain with the funeral arrangements.