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Fulkerson - Stevenson Funeral Home
Springan - Stevenson Funeral Home
It's all about saying goodbye.
Elaine Beth Sinness
July 13, 1950 - June 24, 2019

Place of Birth: Williston, ND
Residence: Mandan, formerly of Williston, ND
Age: 68

Elaine Beth (Grev) Sinness was born July 13, 1950, in Williston, ND to Henry and Signe (Erlandsen) Grev of Zahl, ND. Elaine was raised on the farm outside of Zahl with her two brothers, Jerry and Stan. After high school she moved off the farm to the big city of Rapid City, SD and received her A.A. in Stewardess and Business. She was living life to the fullest moving from Rapid City to Kansas to Nebraska and then to Minnesota working as a secretary. She may not have become a stewardess, but she did travel.

Elaine was united in marriage to the love of her life, Steven Sinness on October 18, 1975. They had two wonderful children, Stephanie and Loye, who they raised in Williston, ND. Elaine worked for the City of Williston as a City Planner for nearly 25 years, retiring in 2013. Elaine enjoyed being a mother and loved being a grandmother even more. Elaine went to every sports game and band concert performed by her grandchildren. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends at the cabin, boating, gardening, tai chi, church activities and volunteered her time to help others.

Elaine had a wonderful spirit and her smile lit up a room. She was kind and had a presence full of grace and courage. Her laugh was contagious, accompanied with a great sense of humor. She was the most beautiful woman inside and out, her talents ranged from being active in her church to working with the League of Cities. Elaine’s love for God was contagious; she lived her life for him.

Elaine passed away at the young age of 68 on Monday June, 24th at 3:45 pm. After 69 days in the hospital struggling to recover from open heart surgery, her body was overwhelmed with incurable infections. Surrounded by her family, she passed away peacefully at St. Alexius in Bismarck.

Elaine is survived by her husband of 43 years, Steven of Williston/Mandan, ND; daughter, Stephanie (Jason) Petersen; two favorite grandchildren, Sven and Evie Blomseth of Bismarck, ND; favorite son, Loye Sinness of Zahl, ND; brothers, Jerry (Barb) Grev and Stan (Nina) Grev of Williston, ND; her nieces and nephews; and pets, Bentley, Rudy, Spook and Speedo of Bismarck/Mandan, ND.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Signe Grev; aunts and uncles; brother- in-law, Greg Sinness.


Thank You
We would like to thank Dr. Steffen for performing a successful surgery and giving her a better chance at life.

Thank you to the many doctors and nurses who went above and beyond in her recovery. A special thank you to Sam at St. Alexius Hospital for being there for mom.

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Joni Andre (Williston, ND)
Jun 25, 2019
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Steve and family,
We are so saddened with the loss of Elaine. Elaine’s laugh and sense of humor will be missed by all who knew and loved her. What a blessing you were with her through her last journey, sad and unknowing but you were there. We had so much fun with our Garden Art and Share the Spirit events. Elaine was a true friend. My thoughts are with you all. Joni Andre
Robert Huggins (Greeley, CO)
Jun 25, 2019
Steve and family: We are deeply saddened to hear about Elaine. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this hard time.Bob & Rae Dale
Cathy Meyer (Bismrack, Nd)
Jun 25, 2019
Dear Steve and family, My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Elaine was so kind and will be missed. Love, cathy
Ed and Judith Lodwig (Williston , Nd)
Jun 25, 2019
Steve and family, we are sorry to hear about Elaine. Your in our prayers.
Ken & Judy (Christensen) Anderson (Spokane Valley, Washington)
Jun 26, 2019
Steve, our thoughts & prayers are with you & your family. Elaine will be missed. God be with you all.
Joni Andre (Williston, ND)
Jun 26, 2019
Steve and family,
We are so saddened with the loss of Elaine. Elaine’s laugh and sense of humor will be missed by all who knew and loved her. What a blessing you were with her through her last journey, sad and unknowing but you were there. We had so much fun with our Garden Art and Share the Spirit events. Elaine was a true friend. My thoughts are with you all. Joni Andre
Ron and Gerri Hanson (Zahl, ND)
Jun 26, 2019
Our sympathy to the family. She always stopped to say hello and visit when we would see each other somewhere. May your memories ease your sorrow.
Theresa Berg And Family (Gardena, Ca)
Jun 26, 2019
Dear Family,
We are deeply saddened to hear of the loss of our Cousin Elaine! We know this is a challenging time, no matter how prepared we think We are. On Behalf of all the relatives here in California, and Hawaii, we would like to send our deepest and most sincere condolences!! Elaine will always hold a Special place in all our Hearts!
Peace be with All!!????????!!...
Vicki (Hanson) Clark (Billings, MT)
Jun 26, 2019
My deepest sympathy for Elaine’s family. Elaine and I were the only girls in our class grades one through four. Even then, she was so very kind. She will be missed by all who knew her. God bless you at this difficult time.
John and Marlene Sandaker (Williston, ND)
Jun 27, 2019
Our heartfelt sympathy to your family. Elaine will be missed by all who were lucky enough to get to know her. Love, Hugs and Prayers, The Sandaker's
Judy Bratlien Schwenke (Rosenberg, Texas)
Jun 27, 2019
My thoughts and prayers.
Patti Ogurchak (Williston, North Dakota)
Jun 27, 2019
I am so sorry to hear of Elaine's passing. I am very grateful to be able to call Elaine a friend. She was a ray of sunshine and I enjoyed spending time with her through our Peggy's Pals group. She will be missed by many.
Jessica Pagac (Williston, ND)
Jun 27, 2019
So incredibly sad to hear of Elaine’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers to her family.
- Jessica Pagac and Kailey Woodhams
Rita Mihaly (Haiku, Hawaii)
Jun 28, 2019
Dearest Elaine ! Rest In Peace sweet cousin. Say hello to all the folks .I will cherish your poems ..thank you for the poem regarding the “dozen of cousins”.... you will be missed love always your cousin living in the land of the sun.
David and Mary Njos (Williston, ND)
Jun 28, 2019
Steve and family,
We are saddened to hear of Elaine's passing. She will be remembered by us as a person who was kind, helpful, caring and always had a smile. She will be truly missed. Our sympathy to all her family.
Kathleen Gillman (Williston, ND)
Jun 28, 2019
I am so deeply sorry to hear of sweet Elaine's passing. Steve and all of Elaine's family, I pray you can hold all those wonderful memories close at this difficult time. I wish I could be there but out of town....will be with you all in spirit. Kathy
Randy and Jan Jost
Jun 28, 2019
We will remember Elaine for her smile and sense of humor. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this time. Take comfort in your happy memories.
Peter (Slette, Maryland)
Jun 28, 2019
Steve, Steph, and Loye I am so sorry to hear about Elaine. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers....
Sandy Winter (Williston, ND)
Jun 28, 2019
Steve and Family - So very sorry to loose Elaine. What a beautiful person inside and out. Her smile was infectious. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Warren Carlson (Eagle, Idaho)
Jun 29, 2019
My deepest condolences go out to you all. God’s strength be with you during this time of sorrow.
Vicki Hought Pollard (Palm Desert, CA)
Jun 29, 2019
Dear family,
I was so sorry to hear about Elaine. She was a great childhood friend of mine and will be greatly missed. God bless you all.
Carol Ann Green (Mesquite, NV)
Jun 29, 2019
To Elaine's Dear Loved Ones; My sincere sympathy. I have so many wonderful memories of Elaine...especially in high school. She named our group of friends "The Bug Club". Elaine and I worked together on a 21 day Biology project.. egg incubation ..she made everything extra fun! Her laugh and smile will be a lasting memory for all who knew her. May you find comfort in your cherished memories, and may you find peace in the assurance of Eternal Life. God's Blessings; Carol Ann (Carri) Manger Green
Jack & Dee Huggins (Elkhorn, Nebraska)
Jun 29, 2019
Steve. So sorry to hear about Elaine. Our thoughts are with you and your family.
Bob and Debra Bensen (Bismarck, ND)
Jun 29, 2019
Steve and family
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and family at this sad time. Prayers to all
Bob and Debbie Bensen
Scott Key (Fort Collins, CO)
Jul 2, 2019
Steve - So sad to hear of your loss.
Eileen Ereth
Jul 2, 2019
So sorry to Steve and your family on the loss of Elaine. I knew her because she babysat Ariana and she was a wonderful person. God bless you all
Rhonda Fosness (Bismarck, ND)
Jul 5, 2019
Steve & family,
I am very sorry to hear of Elaine's passing. She had a smile on her face every time I saw her. Go Bless you all!
Phil & C'Dale Jore (Williston, North Dakota)
Jul 17, 2019
We are so sorry! May God give you precious lasting memories! With our sympathy, C'Dale & Phil
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