Elaine Ann Haupert

Elaine Ann Haupert, 81, died peacefully at the Holy Spirit Retirement Home in Sioux City, Iowa, on Sunday, October 21, 2012.

Funeral services will be held at Holy Spirit Retirement Home, 1701 West 125th St., Sioux City, IA on Saturday, October 27, 2012, at 10:30 AM.

Visitation will be anytime after 9:30 a.m. until service time Saturday. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Alton, IA following the service.

Services have been entrusted to Fisch Funeral Home & Monument of in Remsen. Condolances may be sent online to

Elaine was born on April 9, 1931, to Jacob and Hilda (Pottebaum) Haupert of Alton, Iowa. Elaine spent her early years in Alton, and then moved to the Glenwood State School in Glenwood, Iowa, where she remained until 1955. In 1955, Elaine moved to the Sioux County Home (Hope Haven Residential Care Facility) in Orange City, Iowa. She remained in Orange City until 2009, when she moved to the Holy Spirit Retirement Home in Sioux City, IA.

Over the years Elaine enjoyed participating in the Special Olympics, and won numerous ribbons and medals in track and field events as well as basketball and bowling events.

Elaine is survived by four sisters, twin sister Lorraine of Sioux City, IA; Ardelle (Frank) Colabello of Omaha, NE; Judy (Ron) Green of Aurora, CO; Jeanne (David) Chevalier of Webster, MN; three brothers, Dennis (Dianne) Haupert of Soddy Daisy, TN; Dale (Shirley) Haupert of Atlantic, IA; and Jerry (Ruth) of Sioux City, IA; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that memorials be sent to Holy Spirit Retirement Home.

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