Elaine M. Baxa, 81, of Rhinelander, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013. She was born April 4, 1932, in Rosholt to Stanley and Grace (Schliesmann) Esidor. Elaine married Edward J. Baxa May 26, 1956, in Rhinelander. Elaine is survived by her husband, Ed Baxa of Rhinelander; her children, Bill (Linda) Baxa of Independence, Grace (Dick) Burmester of Waukesha, Bob (Sandy) Baxa of Hanover, Minn., and Don (Diana) Baxa of Sartell, Minn.; 12 grandchildren, Lauren, Daryl, and Taylor Baxa, Angela (Darrell) Weden, Laura and Mark (fiancee Kelly) Burmester, Jose and Juan Baxa, and Joshua, Alex, Jared, and Emily Baxa; and a great grandchild, Adam Burmester. She was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother, Donald. A funeral mass for Elaine will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, at Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church/St. Joseph Site with the Rev. Tom Thakadipuram officiating. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the time of mass Saturday at the church. Carlson Funeral Home is assisting Elaine’s family with arrangements and condolences may be forwarded at www.carlsonfh.com. In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, the family suggests support of a memorial that will be established in Elaine’s name.