Eleanoris E. Woodley-Lohse
Eleanoris E. Woodley-Lohse,
99, went to be with the Lord on Friday, January 31st, 2020 at the
St. Francis Home in Fond du Lac. She was born in Fond du Lac on Sunday,
February 22nd, 1920 to Wynard and Eva (neé Jones) Pixley. Eleanoris was educated in both
Lamartine and Fond du Lac schools. In 1938 she married Marvin R. Woodley who
preceded her in death in 1965. In 1976 Eleanoris married Louis J. Lohse. He
preceded her in death in 1984.
Many knew her as Ellie, Nonie
or Woody throughout her incredible journey through life. She was blessed with
many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren as well as
nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews. She loved them all dearly.
During the five years she
lived at the St. Francis Home, Eleanoris served on patient committees,
participated in every activity, enjoyed folding towels and making note pads for
the caregivers who took such wonderful care of her. In her quiet time, she
enjoyed reading, word puzzles and remembering the names of those she met. Eleanoris
was a founding member of Church of Our Saviour, Evangelical Lutheran (ELCA) and
enjoyed quilting for the various church missions.
Survivors include her son,
Scott (Jean) Woodley; two stepsons, Darwin (Diane) Lohse and Daniel (Vicki)
Lohse; stepdaughter, Arlene Wetzel; and a stepdaughter-in-law, Judy Lohse. She
was preceded in death by her parents; both her first and second husbands; her
daughter, Diane (Emmett) Leonhardt; a son, Dean Woodley; a stepson, Leo (Joann)
Lohse; her brother, Forest (Rose) Pixley; five sisters, Elsie (Leonard)
O’laughlin, Ethel (John) Rumbuc, Iola (Russell) Kuehl, Eleanor (Milbert)
Everson and Evelyn (William) Haase; a grandson, Christopher Leonhardt; and a grandson-in-law, Joshua
Memorials will be distributed
according to Eleanoris’s wishes.
Visitation will be held from
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM, Friday, February 7, 2020 at Church of Our Saviour, 363 S.
Main St. in Fond du Lac. The funeral service will begin at 11:00 AM with Pastor
Tom Meyer officiating. Burial will follow in Lamartine Cemetery.
“Please remember me with Joy
and Laughter. If you remember me with tears, please do not remember me at all.”
– Eleanoris’s epitath
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