Elaine S. Bock


June 7, 1919 - June 2, 2014


Elaine Sadie Bock was born June 7, 1919 in Sanborn County to Thures and Mary (Patterson) Selland.  On November 21, 1936 she married George Bock. Elaine was employed as the Clerk of Courts for Davison County for many years. She was a member of the First Lutheran Church, Business and Professional Woman’s Club, YWCA, UCT Auxiliary and the Mitchell Area Fine Arts Council.

She is survived by one sister, Carol Mulder, Armour, SD, three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George and her two daughters: Sharon Lust and Linda Boone.


None Scheduled


Friday, June 6, 2014
10:30 AM
Memorial Graveside Service
Graceland Cemetery
Mitchell, South Dakota

Posted by JoAnn and Joni Davis on June 10, 2014
We are so sorry to learn of the passing of Elaine. She was not only a long time family friend but a joy to know. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Posted by Sarah Callies on June 5, 2014
Aunt Elaine was a wonderful person we always stopped to see her at the corn palace. She traveled with my parents to Europe ( David and Darlene Blanchar ). With sympathy her niece Sarah Callies, Katy Blanchar and nephew Paul Blanchar
Posted by Linda Aldrich on June 5, 2014
RIP Mrs. Bock. Really enjoyed our coffee sessions in the past. She always had a good thing to say about everybody. Total class.
Posted by derek smith on June 5, 2014
It was my honor to be a friend Elaine bock it really means alot to me it was special I will remember her and I will keep on thinking about her and I will be her friend for life
Posted by Ruth (Uhre) Reif on June 3, 2014
Aunt Elaine had so much poise, manners and a way of telling stories that was so interesting. I can remember having coffee or lunch with her in the Old Bakery. Or sometimes bumping into her at the lunch counter of Woolworth's. Her visits were always so uplifting. She will be missed by so many! My prayers and sympathy are with you!
Posted by Lois (Uhre) Swenson on June 3, 2014
Elaine was an awesome tourism ambassador for the city of Mitchell and South Dakota while she was employed at the Mitchell Chamber. While in high school I had to give a report on an artist. "Aunt" Elaine gave me imformation on Harvey Dunn and encouraged me to report on a South Dakota artist. I got an A on that report, thanks to Elaine for lending me information and her vast knowledge.
Elaine married my husband and I in 1983 while she was Davison County Clerk of Courts and George was one of our witnesses. We were both so nervous but Elaine made it so special.
Elaine was a graceful lady with many talents and will missed by many.
Posted by Jill Selland Siedschlaw on June 3, 2014
Aunt Elaine was such a wonderfully gracious lady. Have many memories of her at family gatherings at my grandparents home. Heartfelt sympathy to her grandchildren who provided care these past years.God bless you.
Posted by Jackie Christiansen on June 3, 2014
My prayers and deepest sympathy to Elaine's family. Elaine was a wonderful woman, and will be missed.
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