Elaine L. (VanSchaack) VandeMark

Born: Thu., Apr. 10, 1924
Died: Mon., Jan. 28, 2013

Graveside Service

10:00 AM Sat., Feb. 02, 2013
Location: Coeur d'Alene Memorial Gardens

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Elaine L. VandeMark

Apr. 10, 1924 – Jan. 28, 2013


Elaine Lavonne Van de Mark was born in White River, South Dakota on April 10th, 1924 to Rose (Tomsik) and Clair Van Schaack. She died very peacefully in her sleep on Monday, January 28th, 2013 in Pendleton, Oregon.  She was 88 years old. 

Graveside Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, February 2nd, 2013, at 10:00 AM at Coeur d’Alene Memorial Gardens in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. 

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Elaine married Lloyd Van de Mark in 1942 and together they had 3 children. After 27 years of marriage they divorced. In 1977 she married Vernon Ruen of Clark Fork, Idaho where she settled and enjoyed farm life and traveling, until his death in 1995. Upon his death she returned to Hayden where she built a house in Leisure Park and lived there until November 11th, 2011. During that time she became involved with the Knit Wits of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, playing cards in the club house and entering her handmade crafts in the Kootenai County Fair. Upon requiring more care, she moved to Pendleton to be close to family for assistance.

Elaine was a member of St. Pius Catholic Church in Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho and attended regularly until she moved from the area. In addition to crocheting, she played the piano, loved music, flowers, dolls and traveling.

She was a generous and loving mother of 3, grandmother of 7, great-grandmother of 9 and a great great-grandmother of 3.

Elaine is survived by; her three children, Judith Garner of American Falls, Idaho, Neil Van de Mark of Rathdrum, Idaho and Janet Keough of Pendleton, Oregon, three siblings; Ellen Fey of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, Dolores Erickson of Queen Creek, Arizona and Barbara Johnson of Everett, Washington. She is preceded in death by; her first husband Lloyd Van de Mark, her second husband Vernon Ruen, her grandson Brent Van de Mark, and her brother Duane Van Schaack.

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Connie Fellows
   Posted Wed January 30, 2013
Jan and Family,
So sorry for the loss of your mom. I know you and your family will miss her dearly. Let me know if there is anything I can do for you. Connie

Shelley Cogswell
   Posted Wed January 30, 2013
Jan, I am so sorry for your loss. You and the whole family will be in my prayers. Love Shelley

Denise Porter
   Posted Wed January 30, 2013
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Your mom was a wonderful woman and I have so many fond memories of working "walks" with her. So glad your girls are here and I will continue praying for all of you during this difficult time. Denise

Jan & Donna
   Posted Thu January 31, 2013
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.
Jan & Donna

Candy Cook
   Posted Thu January 31, 2013
Jan and Girls,
I am so sorry about the loss of your grandmother and mother. Jan,I know that the time she spent here with you has been a blessing in many ways. And to the girls, this is a difficult time for all of you, but just know the the Lord is sitting on his throne talking with your grandma right now. And I am sure he is enjoying her company.

God Bless All of You.

Ardis Larson
   Posted Thu January 31, 2013
Jan & family
I'm so very sorry to hear of your loss. Losing someone is never easy, but we can know the comfort from the great Comforter.. lean on Him..

JoAnne. Charles GARVER
   Posted Thu January 31, 2013
Love to you Jan, girls.. God Bless. Prayers for all.. Love to a wonderful family..

Kelly Chvatal
   Posted Thu January 31, 2013
Jan and family, so very sorry for your loss! May your wonderful memories bring you comfort! Hugs and prayers to you all!

Penny Spencer
   Posted Thu January 31, 2013
Hi Jan and family,
I am sure sorry to hear of your Mom and Grandma's passing.I am glad you had time with her there and the family got to be around,too-by the sounds of it.I KNOW she is SO happy being Home with the Lord in a brand new body.If we could see her now-we'd be so happy for her,we'd not be sad.But- we can't and she has left a hole in our hearts.My love and sympathy goes to all odf you,and praying for the Lord to comfort you all.

michelle anselmi
   Posted Thu January 31, 2013
Dear Ellen, Carol, Jan, Deed, Bobbi, and families,
I am so sorry for the loss of Elaine and grateful that she passed peacefully. I suspect she is having a great time now, laughing with my Great Aunt Rose and Grandpa Clem. Regretfully, my family and I cannot travel to the funeral although we really considered it. I think you are right, Ellen, in telling my mom that it would be better to come when the weather is better.
With love,
your cousin,
and my family: reno, laurel, aspen and zack

Kathy & Bill Peal
   Posted Thu January 31, 2013
Our dear Jan & family,

Our thoughts & prayers are with you during this time. You are all doing amazingly well, and time will help you heal even more.

We our thankful to have gotten to know Elaine while she lived in Pendleton.

When everyone goes home, Jan, we will be here.

Much love, Kathy & Bill

   Posted Fri February 01, 2013
Jan, Thinking of you after Lola shared with me last night about the loss of your mother. Lola will miss her at Bingo.

My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

Terry and Laurie Peterson
   Posted Fri February 01, 2013
Terry and I were so sorry to hear about Elaine's passing. I always enjoyed Elaine. I enjoyed working Walk to Emmaus with her and I always enjoyed the big hugs I got whenever I would see her. She also had such a beautiful smile which she passed on to her family.
I was looking forward to telling her these things on her birthday. She will be missed.

God bless
Terry and Laurie Peterson

Larry & Ilona Wiley
   Posted Fri February 01, 2013
We are sorry to hear about the passing of Aunt Elaine. I know it is hard to lose any relative and especially someone of your immediate family. Our thoughts are with all of you as you go through this time.

Pam & Stan Phipps and Family
   Posted Fri February 01, 2013
Jan & Family,
We are all thinking of you and keeping you in our prayers as you grieve at the loss of your mom. Let me know if we can do anything. God bless you all.

Alison Timmons
   Posted Sat February 02, 2013
Dear Jan,
So sorry to hear of the loss of your mum. Not easy for us at any age. I'm thinking of you and your family.
Alison Timmons

Dan & Josie Johnston
   Posted Sun February 03, 2013
Jan, so sorry to here of your Mom's passing. We enjoyed having you both in our small group. We are sure that all her questions have been answered as she now sees as God sees, from everlasting to everlasting.
God Bless,
Dan & Josie

Eleventh Hour Warriors
   Posted Tue February 26, 2013
We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May God be with you. Eleventh Hour Warriors

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