Elaine O. Saltvold, age 85, of Chanhassen, formerly of Richfield, passed away peacefully in Nov. 19, 2008. She was born in Waseca, MN. Married Fred Saltvold Aug. 11, 1945 at North Waseca Church. They lived at various times in Calgary, Minneapolis, Richfield and Chanhassen. Elaine treasured her husband and her family. She had lifelong friends throughout her life. She looked forward to each day with a happy heart. She will always be an inspiration for her courage, positive attitude, faith and unconditional love. She was a happy traveler throughout her life. SUrvived by her beloved husband, Fred; daughters, Ingried Cooper (Ron), of OR; Karen Pina (Manuel), of KS; Martha Aronin (Ira), of OR; son, Erik Saltvold (Jane), of MN; grandchildren, Samantha, Tim, Brian and Ashlin; sister, Beverly Paulson; She was preceded in death by parents, Edwin and Emma Fretham and sister, Loris; Memorial preference is the Mayo Foundation.