Elette Crain, 62, of Blunt, SD passed away Thursday, January 9, 2020.
A celebration of her life will be held at the Harrold gymnasium in Harrold, SD on Friday, January 17, at 1:30 p.m.
Elette Colleen McMullen was born on February 24, 1957 to Walter and Francille McMullen in Pierre, SD. She attended elementary school in Blunt, SD and graduated high school in 1975 from Sully Buttes High School in Onida, SD.
Elette eventually moved to Gettysburg, SD where she raised four children and two stepchildren. She worked many places in Gettysburg, her favorite being the Potter County News where she worked for many years.
After Elette's children grew up and moved away, she relocated to Keystone, SD as it was always her dream to live in the Black Hills. While there, she worked at the children's home. Elette thoroughly enjoyed working with the children, and the children loved and respected her.
In 2008, Elette reconnected with the love of her life, John Crain. She moved to Blunt, SD to be with John and they married in 2010 during Bluntfest.
Every year after they were married, Elette and John hosted the Crain family reunion during Bluntfest. Elette had a huge heart and loved hosting get-togethers, especially during the summertime when everyone could gather around the fire pit to visit, laugh, tell stories and sometimes sing (even though off key at times). Elette absolutely loved spending time with her family and friends, and everyone was always invited. Elette also loved to sew, crochet, go camping, swim, ride her motorcycle, garden, bake, and cook.
Grateful for having shared Elette's life are her husband, John Crain of Blunt, SD; stepmother, Billie McMullen of Blunt, SD; mother-in-law, Marianne Crain of Pierre, SD; brothers-in-law, Harry (Karen) Crain of Watertown, SD, Ray (Maxine) Crain of Tioga, NO, and Brian (Kari) Crain of Plymouth, MN; sister-in-law, Nylda (James) Nelson of Blunt, SD; daughters, Heather Elsen (David Fischer) of Aberdeen, SD, and LaCrista (Jon) Ackerman of Groton, SD; sons, Ryan (Ashley) Osterkamp of Fish Creek, WI, and Shane Osterkamp of Blunt, SD; stepdaughters, Brandy Scheller of Clear Lake, SD, Catanna Crain (Darwin Parsons) of Harrold, SD, and Christina (Rich) Smith of Miller, SD; stepsons, Derrick Scheller of Aberdeen, SD, and Billy Crain of Harrold, SD; 26 grandchildren, two great grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives. She will be greatly missed by her two furbabies, Elmo and Sylvester.
She is preceded in death by her late husband, Jon Scheller; parents, Walter and Francille McMullen; sister, Leonda Wright; brother-in-law, Billy Wright; father-in-law, Ed Crain; sisters-in-law, Josette Fergeson and IIa Crain; stepson, Johnny Crain; grandchild, Walter, and great grandchild, Natalie.