Eleanor C. Link, 100, of Caledonia, died Sunday, May 22, 2011 at Caledonia Care and Rehab in Caledonia. She was born February 18, 1911 in Wilmington Township, Houston County to Nils and Maria (Glasrud) Haugstad. Eleanor graduated from Spring Grove High School and became a country school teacher in Owatonna and St. Peter, MN, Winnipeg, Canada, and several local Caledonia country schools. She married Harold Link October 17, 1942 in Winona, MN. He preceded her in death in 1993. Eleanor worked at Sno Pac Foods, Caledonia and she enjoyed her flower garden.
She is survived by 3 sons, Harold (Sue), WIlliam and Michael, all of Caledonia; 2 daughters, Laurel (David) Hutzenbuehler of Brice Prairie, WI and Vicki Link of Caledonia; 8 grand children, Dennis, Daniel, Jamie, Scott, Brianna, Debbie, John and Steve; and several great and great great grandchildren. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a son Christopher, a daughter, Charmaine, and several brothers and sisters.
In following Eleanor's wishes there will be a private family service and burial.
McCormick Funeral Home, Caledonia, is assisting the family with arrangements.