ESCANABA — Elaine Marie Anderson Faltersack, 84, went to her heavenly home March 12, 2018, at their winter home in Arizona.
Born and raised in Escanaba, she was a 1952 Escanaba High School graduate. Elaine continued her education at Northern Michigan University, receiving her teaching degree in home economics. She was very proud to be able to further her education by receiving her master’s degree. She taught many years in the Iron Mountain school system.
She enjoyed sharing many stories about her teaching career. She also enjoyed traveling and fishing with her beloved husband Ardee and she loved her black Labrador dogs.
She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Ardee; a daughter, Linda (Al) Bolan; a son, Keith Johnson; brothers, Robert (Mary) Anderson, Jon (Betsy) Anderson; sister-in-law, Phyllis Anderson; seven stepchildren, Sandy, Steve, Sue, Lee, Janet, Tracy, Hildy; five grandchildren, Julie (Mike) Phillips, Brad (Ellery) Kassin, Jill (Lance), Shanna (Joe) Champeau, Eliza (Fred) Mitchell; and 12 great-grandchildren, Sara, Ashley, Gavin, Camryn, Aden, Elsa, Sylvee, Nolen, Aiva, Dilan, Henry, Wyatt; and one great-great-granddaughter, Kaydence; 27 step-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and special friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Gustaf Anderson and Elsie Finstrom Anderson; an infant sister, Helen; a brother, Gus; and a special great-grandson, Owen Ellis.
Services will be at Zion Lutheran Church, Metropolitan Road in Felch, on Sunday May 20. Gathering from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Service will be at 2:30 p.m., with a luncheon to follow.