Elaine Alice (Jensen) Summerfield

Summerfield, Elaine Alice (nee Jensen) long-time resident of Bloomington, died on September 7, 2019, at age 95. Born December 27, 1923 in Minneapolis, MN to John and Nora Jensen, Elaine grew up on a farm in west Bloomington, and graduated from BHS in 1941. Elaine served in World War Two as a Navy WAVE in Maryland. In September 1947 she married James Summerfield, whose sister Kaye was her friend in the WAVES. Elaine worked for many years in the Bloomington Public School System as a secretary to the head nurse. She was an active volunteer at the Bloomington Historical Society and VEAP, and was a leader in keeping the BHS 1941 class in touch. In her retirement years, Elaine loved gardening at her house in Bloomington, traveling to many states and foreign countries, and being with her grandchildren. For the last five years she lived at the Presbyterian Homes Commons, where she made new friends among the residents and staff. Elaine was preceded in death by her husband, James A. Summerfield, and sister, Elsie (Leo) Cameron. She is survived by her children, Michael Summerfield, Sue (Bill) Macheel, Mary Summerfield (Michael O'Neal), Sheila Summerfield and Judith (Bob) Herington; grandchildren, Bobby and Annie Macheel and Alana and Brynne O'Neal; brother, Harold (Sue) Jensen; and many nieces and nephews and cousins. Memorial Service will be held on Friday, September 27, 2019, at 3:30PM, with visitation starting at 3PM, at Presbyterian Homes of Bloomington Chapel, 9901 Penn Ave. S. Bloomington, MN. Interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Bloomington Historical Society or Bridging of Bloomington. GILLBROTHERS.com Bloomington, MN. 952-888-7771