A Funeral Service will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, at Boston Funeral Home in Stevens Point, with the Rev. Howard Hintzman officiating. A private family burial will be at St. Raphael’s Frenchtown Cemetery in the town of Montrose in Dane County.
Visitation will be at the funeral home from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19, and again from 10 a.m. Monday until the service.
Memorial donations may be made to the House of the Dove in Marshfield.
Condolences may be offered online at www.bostonfuneralhome.net.
Mrs. Elliker was born Dec. 12, 1940, in Monmouth, Ill., a daughter of the late John K. and Wilda M. (Kettering) Miller. The family moved to Madison when she was a teenager and she graduated from Monona Grove High School in 1958.
She was married to Robert J. Elliker Sept. 2, 1961.
They moved briefly to Detroit, Mich., before settling in Stevens Point.
She was a homemaker and worked part-time as a teacher’s aide and secretary and in women’s clothing sales.
She was a member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Stevens Point where she taught Sunday school and was active in the women’s circle.
She started her own business in fiber arts, selling her hand-woven items at art shows in the Midwest. She was a founding member of the Wandering Vine Weavers Guild, and a member of the Wisconsin Alliance of Artists and Craftspeople, the Wisconsin Designer Crafts Council, the Wisconsin Handweavers, and the Woodstock Weavers Guild. She also was an active, long-time member of the Beta Sigma Phi sorority.
Survivors include her husband, Robert; one daughter, Ann (Todd) Kiefer, Madison; one son, Peter (Tami), Appleton; one brother, Roger (Gail) Miller, Winchester; and one sister, M. Kay Miller, Jackson, Ky.