Visitation: Visitation will be Saturday from 6-8:00 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home.
Service: Funeral services will be at 12:00 noon on Sunday, September 13, 2020 at Canton Lutheran Church.
Elaine Kaye Ekle passed away peacefully at Ava’s House of Sanford Medical Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, September 11, 2020 at the age of 71. Her funeral service will be at 12:00 noon on Sunday, September 13, 2020 at Canton Lutheran Church. Burial will be at Forest Hill Cemetery near Canton. Visitation will be Saturday from 6 to 8:00 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton.
She was born to the late Marvin Kuyper and Alice Diekevers, on May 19, 1949, in Inwood, Iowa. She graduated from West Lyon High school in 1967. She retired for Adams in 2010. She married the love of her life Rich Ekle, May 28, 1970, and they lived in Canton, South Dakota the last 50 years. She loved to go on motorcycle rides, decorate for the holiday seasons, watch sprint car races, buy jewelry and travel. She had a wonderful smile that could light up a room. She was a member of The America Legion in Hudson, South Dakota and loved to volunteer her time helping the post.
She is Survived by her loving husband of 50 years Rich Ekle; her son Keith (Amber) Ekle, Bellevue, NE; granddaughters- Katelyn (Jimmy) Barnes, Salt Lake City, UT, Morgan and Adalee Ekle, Bellevue, NE; her mother Alice Dekivers, Inwood, IA; sisters- Eloise Hoekstra, Rock Rapids, IA, Carol (Doug) Friest, Harrisburg, SD, Norma (Alan) Maurer, Larchwood, IA, Mary (Warren) Koele, Hull, IA, Diane (Verlin) Wildeboer, Canton, SD; and several nieces and nephews.
She is predeceased by her son Wade Ekle in 2007, her father Marvin Kuyper, and brother James Kuyper
Honorary pallbearers are Eloise, Diane, Mary, Norma and Carol sisters of Elaine and niece Kady (Kathryn).