Elaine Mary Allen, 71, passed away at her home on Thursday, November 22, 2018.
Elaine was born November 18, 1947, in Chippewa Falls, Wis. to Raymond and Kathryn (Flood) Capaul and raised in Cornell, Wis., where she graduated high school in 1965. She attended the St Francis School of Nursing in La Crosse, Wis., from 1965 to 1968, and graduated with a degree in Registered Nursing. On October 18, 1969, Elaine married Thomas Allen at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Cornell, Wis. They have three children: Mark, Katie, and Michael. Elaine worked at St Francis Hospital/Franciscan Healthcare where she was a nurse for 33 years. Elaine’s love for children and strong passion for nursing made her a dedicated and exceptional pediatric nurse. She was a person of very strong faith, a devoted mother and wife, and had a special way of maintaining long and meaningful friendships.
She is survived by her husband; Tom, and her three children; Mark (Amanda) Allen, Katie (John) Martin, and Michael Allen. She is further survived by her twelve grandchildren; Jake, William, Elizabeth, Ryan, Erin, Julia, Luke, Sean, Emily, Paul, Jill, and Austin – who loved her dearly and whom she adored. She is also survived by her sister; Ellen Capaul and brother Raymond (Nancy) Capaul,
Elaine was preceded in death by her father Raymond and mother Kathryn.
A funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 AM Friday November 30, 2018, in St. Joseph the Workman Cathedral, 530 Main St., La Crosse, Wis. Msgr.’s Charles Stoetzel and Michael Gorman will concelebrate with burial to be held in the Gate of Heaven Cemetery, La Crosse, Wis. Family and friends may visit from 4 to 6:00 PM on Thursday at the Blaschke & Schneider Funeral Home 1501 West Ave. So., La Crosse, Wis. Family and friends may also visit from 9:30 AM until the time of Mass in the Cathedral on Friday.
Memorials are preferred to St. Joseph the Workman Cathedral, Mayo Healthcare System-Diabetes Research, or the La Crosse Central High School Sports Facility.