April 13, 1948 - March 28, 2016


Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. on Friday, April 1, 2016 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Sartell for Elaine A. Barrett, age 67 of Sartell who passed away on Monday, March 28, 2016 at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Sauk Rapids. Reverend Timothy Baltes will officiate. Private interment will take place at a later date.

Family and friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday and after 10:00 a.m. on Friday at the St. Francis Xavier Parish Gathering Space in Sartell. Parish prayers will be 4:00 p.m. Thursday at the Gathering Space in Sartell. Arrangements were made by the Daniel Funeral Home, Sartell.

Elaine was born April 13, 1948 in Avon, Minnesota to Emmanuel and Alma (Rudnicki) Pierskalla. She married Jerry Barrett on September 26, 1970 at St. Columbkille Catholic Church in St. Wendel. Elaine was employed as a transcriber by the St. Cloud Hospital and later by Sartell-St. Stephen School District #748 as a bus driver for 20 years, retiring in 1995. She was Cub Scout and Boy Scout Den Mother and a member of St. Francis Xavier Parish. She enjoyed, deer hunting, boating, gardening, snowmobiling, sketching and camping.

Survivors include her husband, Jerry; children, Eric (Victoria) of Sartell, Jason (Sarah) of Mendota Heights, Molly Emslander of Sartell; five grandchildren, Mikayla, Caleb, Joe, Lizzy and Sophia; two sisters, Char Mick of Rockville and Sharon Kostreba of St. Wendel.

Elaine was preceded in death by her parents; brother, David; sisters, Evelyn Pierskalla and Aggie Traut.

Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers.