Eileen J, Ramminger

Eileen J. Ramminger, age 79, of Kiel, died on Monday, April 9, 2018 at Holy Family Memorial Medical Center in Manitowoc.  She was born June 1, 1938 in Sheboygan, daughter of the late Elizabeth Brott.

Eileen married Alphonse Joseph Ramminger on July 7, 1956 at Mother of Perpetual Help in Milwaukee.  The couple lived in Milwaukee before moving to Cedarburg, and finally residing in Kiel.  In 1962, Eileen and Alphonse founded Ramminger Interiors, Furniture & Floors in Kiel and later founded America’s Mattress in Kiel and Appleton.  With a strong and dedicated work ethic, Eileen was extremely proud of their family business.  She managed all aspects of the business until she formally retired in 2010. 

She was a member of St. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Kiel and was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary for over 50 years.  She was a strong business leader in the community.   Eileen was a member of the Kiel Chamber of Commerce where she was instrumental in starting various merchants events for the community, such as, the Christmas parade, side walk sales, and German Days to name of few.  

If Eileen wasn’t working, she looked forward to moments spent with her family.  She often said she had six children just so they could all be close to her and if one child came to visit, it would be assumed that the others weren’t far behind.  She especially loved family time spent at the “the farm” where parties were had and memories were made.  

In her free time, Eileen enjoyed tending to her flower and vegetable gardens at “the farm”.  She loved to travel whether it was short trips or traveling around the world.  If the car was leaving the driveway, Eileen would make sure she was in it.

She was a strong and vibrant woman whose love of life and family will be greatly missed by all those who knew her, especially her beloved family.

Survivors include her children: Debra (Wayne) Hoffmann of Green Bay, Richard Ramminger of Kiel, Kevin (Wendy) Ramminger of Manitowoc, Donna (Kraig) Thayer of New Holstein, Suzie (Jay) Isselmann of Hollandtown, Michele (Thomas) Luebke of Sussex; her grandchildren: Bradley (Shannon) Hoffmann, Brian (Katherine) Hoffmann, Sara Hoffmann, Maximus Ramminger, Hannah Ramminger, Isabella Ramminger, Caroline Ramminger, Emily Isselmann, Ally Isselmann, Veronica Isselmann, Sophia Luebke & Amelia Luebke; a sister: Vivian Gust; and sisters-in-law: Lucy Brott, Erma Ramminger & Marilyn Ramminger.  She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband: Alphonse; a brother: Frank Brott; a sister: Rose (Arthur) Henckel; and her brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Peter Gust, Leander (Rita Mae) Ramminger, Gertie (Edwin) Ramminger, Odelia (Erwin) Ramminger, Alice (Ray) Schad, Randy (Mary Ceil) Ramminger, Ambrose Ramminger, & Anton Ramminger. 

Funeral Service will be at 5:30 PM, on Friday, April 13, 2018 at Wieting Family Funeral Home in Chilton (411 W Main St., Chilton). Entombment will be at Knollwood Mausoleum in Manitowoc.  Friends may call at Wieting Funeral Home in Chilton on Friday, April 13, 2018 from 2:00 PM until 5:15 PM. 

A memorial fund has been established in the name of Eileen Ramminger.  

The family would like to thank the staff at Davita Dialysis of Chilton, the caregivers of Almost Family in Chilton, and all of her Physician’s and staff at Holy Family Memorial Hospital in Manitowoc.