Elaine C. Everding, age 65 of Hesperia, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 18, 2020 at her home surrounded by her family. Elaine was born on February 9, 1955 in Fargo, North Dakota to Ingvald and Inez (Cogdill) Nelson and later moved to the West Michigan area. Elaine graduated from Muskegon Community College with a Respiratory Therapist Degree but later became a dietary aide. Elaine worked at the Gerber Memorial Health Services in Fremont for over 20 years as a dietary aide in the food service department until her retirement in 2019. Elaine treasured the time she spent being a mother of 5, grandmother of 10 and great grandmother of 1. She will be truly missed by all her family. Elaine enjoyed her pets, puzzles, playing games, collecting Coca-Cola memorabilia, was a country and western music fan with a special fondness for Garth Brooks.
Elaine is survived by her children, grandchildren and great grandchild, son - Chris Everding of Hesperia and his children, Christopher Everding Jr., Taydra Everding and Kayleigh Hartger and her daughter, Oakley Hunter; son - Andy (Jeanette) Everding of Hesperia and their children, Jade Everding and Emerald Everding; daughter - Becky (Eugene) Palmer of Muskegon and their children, Jacob Palmer, Liz Palmer, Ken Palmer; son - Zach Grossman of Hesperia; daughter - Nicole (Brian Tatro) Grossman of Fremont and their children, Evelyn Tatro and Clarice Tatro; her brother, Don Nelson. Elaine was preceded in death by her mother, Inez Stevenson; her father, Ingvald Nelson and her brother, Paul Nelson.
Memorial services will be held later in 2020 following cremation and dates, times and location information will be posted to the Crandell Funeral Home Web page at www.crandellfh.com when services are confirmed. Friends may send a condolence or share a memory with the Everding family online at www.crandellfh.com.