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Elaine Biederman

March 12, 1936 — February 1, 2023

Battle Lake


Elaine Biederman, 86, of Battle Lake, MN, died on Wednesday, February 1, 2023, under the care of Knute-Nelson Hospice, surrounded by family, at her residence in Battle Lake.

Elaine Gladys was born on March 12, 1936, in Naidaros Township, the daughter of Thorfin and Bessie (Underhill) Sandahl. She was baptized and confirmed at Nidaros Lutheran Church in Clitheral and graduated in 1954 from Battle Lake High School. While in school she worked at the Shoreline Restaurant.

On July 18, 1954, she married Carl Biederman in Battle Lake. The couple moved throughout the United States due to Carl’s military career, where she worked various jobs from the Salvation Army in Virginia, MN and Fergus Falls, MN and Title Atlas, The Garden House, and the Deli all in Battle Lake. Elaine also owned and operated Elaine’s Ceramics in Battle Lake for numerous years. She processed game at Glendalough and worked with Head Start. She was an active member of Sons of Norway, The American Legion Auxiliary in Ashby and Christian Women’s. She volunteered at Girl Guards in Virginia, Sun Beams in Fergus Falls, she taught Sunday School and Bible School and various children’s camps. Elaine also fostered children in the area in need of a home.

She enjoyed flowers, crocheting, collecting dolls and attending doll shows where she would donate the money made to schools. Elaine cherished time spent with her family, especially her grandkids and great grandkids and always had time for family.

Elaine is survived by her 6 children, Beth (Rick) Kodadek of Vining, MN, Wanda (Rick) Kohlhase of Fergus Falls, Kevin Biederman of St. Cloud, MN, Neal Biederman of Battle Lake, Todd (Brenda) Biederman of Battle Lake and Karl (Michele) Biederman of Florida, along with numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and a host of friends. She was preceded in death her parents, Thorfin and Bessie Sandahl; her husband, Carl Biederman; grandson, Michael Biederman and siblings, Oliver Sandahl, Irene Grove, Lillian Groom, Marion Godel and Eugene Sandahl.

Funeral Service: 11:00 A.M., Wednesday, February 8, 2023, at the Battle Lake Alliance Church in Battle Lake, MN, with a visitation one hour prior to the service at the church.

Clergy: Pastor Derek Mansker

Interment: Lakewood Cemetery, Battle Lake, MN

Funeral arrangements are with the Glende-Nilson Funeral Home of Battle Lake.



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