Elena A. Sieverkropp
Last updated 2/1/2019 at 2:13pm
Elena A. Sieverkropp, age 88, died at home on Sunday, December 2, 2018. She was born October 1, 1930, to Joseph and Eleanora (Schmidke) Beckman in St. Paul, Minnesota.
The eighth of nine children, she and the family moved from Minnesota to a dairy farm in Wisconsin when she was a little girl. In 1946, the family moved to Othello, Washington where her father worked for the railroad. After moving back to Wisconsin briefly with the family, she and the family returned to Othello. As a teen and in her early twenties, she worked for families in Othello taking care of their children and cleaning...