Elaine Esther Selby, age 82 of Nicollet died Tuesday, May 24, 2022 at Mayo Health System Methodist Hospital in Rochester.
Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, June 2, 2022, at Hosanna Lutheran Church with Pastor Mike Omtvedt officiating. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, June 1, 2022 at Northview-North Mankato Mortuary and one hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday. Inurnment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery will be held at a later date. Memorials are preferred to an organization of the donor’s choice.
Elaine was born July 20, 1939, in New Ulm to Gerhard and Agnes (Lange) Bode. She graduated from Nicollet High School and later obtained her LPN license. She worked for St. Peter Health Care Center for 15 years before retiring in 2002.
On June 15, 1963, Elaine was united in marriage to Eugene “Gene” Selby in Courtland. They made their home in Nicollet raising four children, Cynthia, Scott, Lynnette, and Michael. Elaine loved dancing, especially with her husband, Gene. She enjoyed quilting, painting, ceramics, and singing in church choir. However, her passion was spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Survivors include her husband, Eugene of Nicollet; four children, Cynthia (Bob) Butcher of Chaska, Scott (Kirsten) Selby of Savage, Lynnette (Chad) Nourie of Nicollet, Michael (Lisa) Selby of Nicollet; eleven grandchildren, Brittany Rue, Tiffany (Josh) Stenzel, Trent (Tegen) Butcher, Livia Selby, Norah Selby, Tabetha Nourie, Samantha (Tyler) Stiles, Gavin Nourie, Grace Nourie, Travis Selby, Hayley Selby; six great-grandchildren, Carly Rue, Emma Rue, Aubree Stenzel, Hannah Stenzel, Ivy Nourie, Ellie Stiles; siblings, Bernice Thompson of Nicollet, Donald (Margo) Bode of Courtland, Marcella Ohland of Hutchinson, Lois (Donald) Ditzler of Manchester, Missouri, Geraldine (Gary) Schmidt of Mankato, Sharon Osborne of St. Peter, Virginia Jakobe of Mankato; sisters-in-law, Lynn Bode of Courtland, Audrey (Ralph) Keyes of Waseca; brothers-in-law, Dave Zimmerman of Mora, Wayne (Eila) Selby of Canada, Dale (Donna) Selby of Nicollet; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Preceded in death by parents; four sisters, Carmen (Victor) Kaesmeyer, Charlotte Zimmerman, Marion (Charles) Zimmerman, Harriet (George) Hoffrogge; three brothers, Rodney Bode, Ralph (Darlene) Bode, Lyle Bode; three brothers-in-law, Wally Thompson, Bill Osborne and Norman Ohland.