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Eline D. Gans

DANNEBROG - Eline D. Gans, 72, of Dannebrog, died Monday, Dec. 17, 2007, at the Golden Living Center at Lakeview in Grand Island, after a long battle with multiple sclerosis. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Dannebrog. The Rev. Robert Carlson, Jr. will officiate. Burial will be in the Elmwood Cemetery in St. Paul. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Peters Funeral Home in St. Paul. Mrs. Gans was born on Nov. 28, 1935, on the family farm southwest of St. Paul, the daughter of Marius and Emma (Sonderup) Rasmussen. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert L. Gans. She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Sheryl and Kenneth Edwards of Cairo and Barbara and Julian Orjiakor of Los Angeles, CA; and one son and daughter-in-law, Ron and Rhonda Gans of Viper, KY; and four sisters and two brothers-in-law, Elsie Stonestreet of Leavenworth, KS, Rosie Scranton of Grand Island, Marilyn and Paul Selden of Broomfield, CO and Lorrie and Ted Von Kampen of Scottsbluff. She also leaves to cherish her memory, seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. As a young girl, Eline moved with her family to a farm south of Nysted, where she attended District No. 13 rural school and later the Dannebrog High School. The family then moved to Grand Island where she was a 1953 graduate of Grand Island Senior High. She then moved to Scottsbluff where she attended teletype school and later moved to New York City where she worked for TWA Airlines. She was united in marriage to Robert L. Gans on Oct. 2, 1955, at Grand Island. The couple lived and farmed in the Dannebrog area for many years. In March 1997, she moved to the Golden Living Center formerly known as the Lakeview Nursing Center, where she lived the rest of her life. She was a member of Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Dannebrog. She loved animals and enjoyed visiting with family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Robert L. Gans on July 25, 1997; one granddaughter, Braya Lynn Gans; and an infant sister, Annetta Rasmussen. Memorials are suggested to Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church or the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation.

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We share our deepest sympathies for the Gans Family. We know these times are hard, but Eline is gone on to a better place, a place where she is healthy and able to do things she has not been able to do for a long time! May God bless her soul, and help everyone through these tough times!!

Aaron & Ashley McLachlan Dec 20 2007 12:00 AM