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Elaine Leppke

Elaine Leppke, 85, of Hillsboro died Feb. 13, 2012, at Parkside Homes in Hillsboro. She was born Aug. 28, 1926, in Harvey, N.D., to Gus and Josephine (Winter) Liebelt. She was a housekeeper at Salem Nursing Home.

She is survived by one son, Craig Leppke of rural Hillsboro; one daughter, Carlotta Pankratz of San Bernardino, Calif.; one brother, Merle Liebelt of Modesto, Calif.; three grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Her funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Ebenfeld Mennonite Brethren Church, rural Hillsboro, with Pastor Gaylord Goertzen and Pastor Jay Pankratz officiating. Burial will be at Ebenfeld Cemetery, rural Hillsboro. The family will receive visitors from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Jost Funeral Home in Hillsboro.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association. Condolences may be sent to the family via

Last modified Feb. 16, 2012