Elaine Cruz, 75, of Racine passed away Saturday July 29, 2017 in Aurora St. Lukes South Shore Hospital. She was born April 27, 1942 in Milwaukee, the daughter of Irving and Irene (Nee: Wells) Brewer. A CNA for in home patient care, Elaine loved to dance to Mexican music, cook everything and anything you wanted to eat and had a passion for helping anyone who needed a hand. But what she enjoyed most in life was to SHOP. She will be deeply missed by her 4 children, Tammy Stockman, Jacquelyn Reyes, Jeffrey Stockman and Miguel Cruz along with 13 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. Elaine is also survived by 1 sister Maureen and 1 brother Michael, along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Elaine was preceded in death by her parents, 1 son Craig Stockman and 1 sister Katherine. A funeral service will be held on Thursday August 3, 2017 at 12 pm in Emmaus Lutheran Church (1925 Summit Ave.) Pastor Gabriel Marcano officiating. The family will receive guests on Thursday August 3, 2017 in the church from 10 am until the time of service. Burial will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery on HWY 32.