Elaine “Laney” C. Hardell, 82, lifelong resident of Wausau, died Wednesday, June 15, 2022, at her residence under the care of Interim Hospice.
Elaine was born at home on April 5, 1940, to the late Wilbert and Agnes (Baneck) Hardell. In her younger years, Laney lived on a farm. She worked as a dietary aide at the Wausau Hospital from 1965 until her retirement in the mid 2000’s and her coworkers adored her. Elaine was a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Wausau, where she taught Vacation Bible School in her younger years. She loved her border collie “Sparky.” Elaine had a great sense of humor and would speak her mind. She enjoyed her hubba hubbas, latch hook, crafting, birds, gardening, art in the park and traveling to Hawaii with her friend.
Survivors include two brothers, Ronald “Ronnie” and Vern Hardell and sister Phyllis Peterson all of Wausau. Also survived by her niece and caregiver, Lisa Peterson of Wausau. Elaine is preceded in death by her parents, sisters-in-law, Dawn and Gertrude and brother-in-law, Robert.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, June 21 at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ with Pastor Philip Schneider officiating. Visitation will be 9:00 A.M. until the time of service at the church. Burial will take place in Pine Grove Cemetery.
Our family wishes to thank the Wausau Fire Department and Dr. Tomasi for all their help and compassion.