Elaine M. (Kennedy) Tolan
August 24, 1920 – August 23, 2021
Elaine M. (Kennedy) Tolan was born in Le Mars, Iowa to Eugene and Lillian Kennedy on August 24, 1920. She had three brothers: Cecil Kennedy (Loretta), James Kennedy (Elaine), Eugene Kennedy (Dorothy), and two sisters, Helen Halaszyn (Stefan) and Mary Myers (Ralph).
Elaine married John Tolan, Sr. on December 27, 1951, and lived in Ralston, Nebraska. She is lovingly remembered by their three children: John Tolan, Jr. (Becky), Mary Treinen (Rick), and Mark Tolan; five grandchildren: John Treinen (Laura), Daniel Treinen (Annie), Kevin Treinen, Christopher Tolan and Sarah Tolan.
Elaine and John were founding members of St. Gerald Parish in Ralston, Nebraska. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and homemaker. Elaine was successful in her secretarial/bookkeeping careers throughout her life, working most notably in Washington, D.C. and General Electric in Omaha, Nebraska. Later in life, she worked at Ryan High School and Allen’s Furniture. Elaine was a skilled employee and treasured friend to many.
Elaine lived the last portion of her life at Hillcrest Country Estates in Papillion, Nebraska and received loving and compassionate care during her time there. Special thanks to her caregivers at Touching Hearts at Home, Home Instead, and Hillcrest Hospice.
The family will receive friends on Monday, August 30th from 5pm to 7pm at St. Gerald Catholic Church/Lakeview Chapel, 7859 Lakeview St. in Ralston, followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Tuesday, August 31st at 10am at St. Gerald Catholic Church, 9602 “Q” Street, Ralston. Interment: Calvary Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association, St. Gerald School, Creighton Prep, or charity of your choice.
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