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Heaven received another angel. Elaine Feintuch, 86, of Bucyrus died peacefully at her home on August 13, 2018 surrounded by family.
She was born December 10, 1931 in Fostoria, OH to the late Greta B. (Stephens) and Jacob K. (J.K."Tommy") Thompson. Elaine grew up in Tiffin, OH graduating from Tiffin Columbian High School in 1949. A short time later she met Thomas O. Feintuch while both worked at the Ohio Power Co. in Tiffin. Where both her parents worked also. They married on September 3, 1950.
Following Tom's military service, they moved to Bucyrus, Oh. where Tom continued working at the O.P. Co. and Elaine became a housewife and mother to two loving daughters. When her eldest was ready for college she began working as a teller at Farmer's Citizens Bank, a bookkeeper at Krauslock Olds & Cadillac then as secretary at Epworth UMC.
Elaine was best remembered for her beautiful singing voice and preformed many solos from a young age and while she was a proud member of the Chancel choir for over 50yrs. at Epworth. While there she was also active in many women's circles and served many offices including president for many terms. She also was choir director of the children's choir for a couple years. Elaine also found time in her busy schedule for a card club and to do several musicals at the Bucyrus Little Theater with The Music Man and The Sound of Music amongst her favorites. She could also be found busy in her sewing room at home making many of the clothes for her daughters growing up including clothes for their many dolls and Barbies. She was also skilled at knitting and crocheting afghans and sweaters and later learned to decorate sweat jackets that she sold at crafts shows. She also later helped her sister sell her dolls at the Calico Angel Crafts Shows.
Elaine also liked to travel whenever possible with her family as they were growing up with several long weekend trips to neighboring state resorts. Plus, summer trips to either Sanibel Island, FL or their time share at Fairfield Glades, TN. Later in life she took several trips with close friend Caroline McGrew to many places including a trip to England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. During her many trips she was able to add to her large collection of marble, glass and carved eggs that was started as gifts from family and friends.
Elaine always had a love of animals that started with a Toy Fox Terroir, Micky. Then extended to kitty cats after she was married. There always seemed to be a kitty or 2 during most of her life. Ending with her kitty Misty and grand kitties Max and Milo and loveable grand dog Kayla. She also made sure the outside animals were taken care of too by feeding the birds and squirrels in her backyard daily.
Elaine is survived by one daughter, Laurie (Don) Nelson of Bucyrus, who took excellent care of her after her husband died; one grandson, Walker (Dawn) Mack and great grandchildren, Olivia, Elijah and recent addition Luke Mack of Chicago; one sister, Lois (Jim) Berger of Tiffin; nieces and nephews, Dennis Berger, Kathy (Kent) Zellner, Tom (Janice) Berger, Judi Berger, Sara (Alan) Sheidler, Pat (Kim) Doran and Mary (Matt) Jacobs as well as several grand nieces and nephews.
Elaine was preceded in death by her husband, Tom of 54 years, who died in 2004 and her daughter Melody Mack at 29yrs. Who died in 1983.
Private celebration of life gathering will be held at a later date. Inurnment will take place in Oakwood Cemetery.
Donations can be given C/O Laurie Nelson through Wise Funeral Service, who assisted with Elaine’s arrangements. Memories and condolences are encouraged to be shared by visiting her tribute page at w.w.w.wisefuneral.com.