Racine Elaine E. Mathieus 88 passed away Wednesday morning December 24, 2014 in Wheaton Franciscan All Saints Medical Center after a short illness. She was born January 9, 1926 in Racine, the daughter of Roy and Clara Krueger. Elaine married Kenneth E. Mathieus on November 29, 1952 in Racine. He passed away May 10, 2001. A homemaker, Elaine enjoyed knitting, crocheting, shopping and working crossword puzzles. Survivors include her children; Barbara A. (Don) Harshman, Joyce E. (Michael) Kucharski, Jeffrey A. Mathieus, and Harold “Hal” J. (Linda) Mathieus. Elaine is further survived by grandchildren, great grandchildren nieces nephews other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Kenneth, and a brother Robert Krueger. Funeral services will be held Tuesday December 30, 2014 at 11 a.m. in Strouf Funeral Home, Sr. Karen Vollmer, O.P. officiating. Entombment will follow in West Lawn Memorial Park. Guests will be received on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the time of services in the funeral home. Strouf Funeral Home and Cremation Services 1001 High St. 632-5101 on line condolences www.strouf.com ;