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Elaine Dahlgren – Metz Mortuary

    Elaine Dahlgren
    Elaine M Dahlgren, age 96 of York, NE died Saturday, March 12, 2022 at York. She was born November 4, 1925 in Grand Island, NE to William and Vivi (Emanuelson) Nielsen. Elaine was longtime member of the First Presbyterian Church in York, where she served as an Elder, Deacon, and taught Sunday School for many years. She was past President of the American VFW Auxiliaries, the York General Hospital Auxiliary, was a 50-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star PEO Chapter A. She was also York’s first Yorkfest Queen. She enjoyed all things Husker sports related and loved all animals especially dogs. Elaine was previously employed by the City of York as the Senior Citizen Coordinator at the York Community Center.

    On February 2, 1947 she was married to Glen Pfenning in Grand Island, NE. After his passing she was married to Harry Dahlgren on August 24, 1985 in York. After his death she enjoyed the company of longtime family friend Hollis Miller.

    ​She is survived by her son Glen C. “Chuck” Pfenning Jr and his wife Rita of Lincoln, NE and daughter Jo Ellen and her husband Gary Warren of Aurora, NE. Her grandchildren include: Jamie and his wife Tracy Warren of Lincoln, NE, Dave and his wife Jackie Warren of Omaha, NE, Matt and his wife Emily Warren of Council Bluffs, IA., and Angie and her husband Ben Duval of Lincoln.  She had 12 Great Grandchildren which she dearly loved. She is also survived by her step-son Richard and his wife Barbara Dahlgren and a step-daughter-in-law Judy Dahlgren all of Lincoln, 4 step Grandchildren, and 1 niece and 3 nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, both husbands, her sister Helen Rice and her brother Ned Nielsen, stepson Thomas Dahlgren and friend Hollis Miller.

    Funeral services will be held a 10:00 am, Saturday, March 19, 2022  at the First Presbyterian Church in York with the Reverend Dr. Michael Eickhoff officiating. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery in York. Visitation will be from 1:00- 8:00 pm Friday with her family greeting friends from 6:00-7:30 at the mortuary in York. Memorials may be directed to the First Presbyterian Church in York.

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