Elaine E. Lidke


Relationship to conference: Wife of retired elder, Rev. Norman E. Lidke

Date of death: April 15, 2017, at age 82

Arrangements: A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 22 at The Well's Rosemount Campus (14770 Canada Ave., Rosemount, MN 55068). A visitation will be held Friday, April 21 from 5 to 8 p.m. at White Funeral Home (14560 Pennock Ave., Apple Valley, MN 55124) and at the church one hour prior to the funeral.

Appointment information: Rev. Lidke was ordained as a deacon in 1962 and as an elder in 1965. He served Minnesota churches in Minneapolis, Bloomington, Chaska, and Shakopee and also was a district superintendent. He retired in 1997.

Mrs. Lidke is survived by her husband, Rev. Lidke; children, Mark (Kelly Betlach) Lidke and Darla Lidke; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and brother, Harold Risberg. She was preceded in death by her parents, Erick and Esther Risberg, and great-grandson, Trysten James.

An obituary appears in the April 17 Pioneer Press.

Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church

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