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Elaine Mathison -- Edina

June 4, 2018 GMT

Elaine Evelyn (Bezenek) Mathison was born in Morrison County on July 23, 1944, to Benedict A. Bezenek and Barbara (Sadlovsky) Bezenek. Elaine passed peacefully on April 20, 2018.

Elaine married Charles L. Perkins, and from this marriage, her son, Cerren A. Perkins, was born. They divorced. In 1980, she married Allen D. Mathison, who had two sons, David and Richard. Elaine and Allen were happily married and enjoyed traveling many places during their marriage.

Elaine was a beautician and worked as a stylist for the JC Penney Styling salon at Southdale in Edina, for many years, retiring from JCP. She was blessed in life with many friends who brought her much happiness.

Elaine was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Allen; a brother, Benedict Bezenek; and a sister, Dorothy McPhail. Elaine dearly missed all those who passed before her.

Elaine is survived by her son, Cerren (Anita) Perkins of Rochester; granddaughters, Laura and Wendi Andersen; Allen’s son, David (Karyn) and their children, Joseph, Jason and Jessie; and Allen’s son, Richard Mathison and his children, Richard, Michelle and Danielle; her brother, David (Judith) Bezenek; along with great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

A remembrance for family and friends will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 6, at Bethel Lutheran Church, 810 Third Ave. SE, Rochester. There will be a service at 5 p.m. followed by fellowship and light refreshments.