Elaine Bromelkamp – Post Bulletin

Elaine Bromelkamp – Post Bulletin

Elaine Teresa (Kuhl) Bromelkamp, ​​95, of Rochester, Minnesota (formerly Dubuque, Iowa) passed away on Thursday January 5, 2023 in Rochester, Minnesota.

Elaine was born on November 29, 1927 in Dubuque, Iowa to Oswald B. and Emily (Welp) Kuhl. She was a graduate of Visitation Academy High School and Clarke College in Dubuque, Iowa, where she earned a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree with majors in biology and chemistry. She then studied at the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) in Kansas City, which certified her as a Medical Technologist (MT).

She married Henry J. “Hank” Bromelkamp on May 10, 1952, and they raised a family of nine boys. All nine of her sons attended Lourdes High School in Rochester, MN.

Elaine’s Catholic faith was important to her and influenced her lifestyle. She has been very active as a volunteer at the Co-Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, St. Mary’s Hospital Women’s Auxiliary, St. Raphael’s, Rochester Serra Club, Teams of Our Lady, Guest House and the Lourdes High School Foundation. She was also a Cub Scout Den Leader. If having nine sons wasn’t enough adventure, Elaine loved to travel. She has traveled to Ireland, Germany, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Israel, France and Kenya, as well as many national parks in the United States.

She was an avid Minnesota Twins fan and watched most games on television. A highlight of one of her many visits to spring training in Fort Myers, Fla. was when Torii Hunter greeted her and called her a “hot grandma.”

Surviving are their nine boys, Jeff and Chris, both from Rochester, MN, Peter (Sue) from Zumbrota, MN, Mike (Patty) from Mahtomedi, MN, Dan (Karen) from Maple Grove, MN, Henry (Jeff Nelson) and David (Kay) both from Minneapolis, MN, Tim from Stillwater, MN, and Patrick from Naples, FL. It was always a pleasure for her to see her twelve grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.

She was preceded by her husband Henry J. “Hank” Bromelkamp, ​​her parents Oswald and Emily Kuhl, her brother Merlyn Kuhl, and her sister Mary (Kuhl) Baumhover.

The family would like to thank the staff at Madonna Towers for the care they have given Elaine over the past few years, as well as the doctors and nurses at Saint Marys Hospital and Moments Hospice of Rochester.

A Christian funeral service will be offered for Elaine Teresa Bromelkamp on Friday, January 13, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. at the Co-Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Rochester, Minnesota, with Rev. Gerald Mahon officiating . The visitation takes place one hour before Mass. Burial will take place in Calvary Cemetery. Memorials are proposed to the Lourdes Foundation Henry J. Bromelkamp Scholarship Fund (www.lourdesfoundation.org). Online family condolences can be found at www. mackenfuneralhome.com.

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