Elaine M. Ayer


Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 12, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sauk Rapids for Elaine M. Ayer, age 79, who passed away March 5, 2024, at The Good Shepherd Community in Sauk Rapids. The Rev. Thomas Knoblach will officiate and burial will be in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the services Tuesday at the church. Arrangements have been entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids.

 Elaine was born May 19, 1944, in St. Cloud to Loren and Evelyn (Faust) Patton. She married Frederick Ayer July 10, 1965, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sauk Rapids. Elaine was a homemaker and lived in Sauk Rapids most of her life. She worked as a hairdresser for a short time and volunteered at Sauk Rapids-Rice Public Schools. Elaine was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. She enjoyed gardening, birds, squirrels and cats.  

Survivors include her sons and daughters Jeff (Kerry) Ayer of Kimball, Jim Ayer of Sauk Rapids, Jolene (Clint) Buhs of St. Cloud and Heidi Ayer of Wyoming, Michigan; brother Jerry Patton of Sauk Rapids; five grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and five step-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Rick in 2005; and sister-in-law Mary Patton.

Memorials are preferred to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Thank you to Good Shepherd and Moments Hospice for the wonderful care they provided to Elaine.

Obituary and guest book available online at www.williamsdingmann.com