Ellen E. Wilhelms

Ellen E. (Scheibl) Wilhelms, 98, passed away on November 24 at Woodlands in Fond du Lac.

Ellen was born on August 10, 1920 in Howards Grove, WI. She was born to Martin and Wilhelmina Scheibl.

On October 3rd 1942 Ellen married Earl Wilhelms in Fond du Lac at St. Peter’s Church.

Ellen was one of the original “Rosie the Riveters”; she went in to work at Wells Manufacturing during the War and worked there until her retirement in 1985. After a few years of retirement, Ellen went to work at the first Culver’s in Fond du Lac, working there until she was 87 years old.

Ellen spent her summers “up North” in Conover, WI, with a group of dear friends who were her second family, until she was 92 years old.

Ellen is survived by her children, Ron (Ann) Wilhelms, Dan (Cheri) Wilhelms, Cindy (Scott) Struensee; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great-grandchildren.

Ellen was preceded in death by her husband, Earl; her daughter, Joanna; and her grand-daughter, Andrea.

SERVICES: Visitation will on Friday, November 30, 2018, from 9:00 AM to 11:15 AM at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 1600 South Main Street, Fond Du Lac, 54937. Funeral service will follow visitation at 11:30. Burial will be in Ledgeview Memorial Park.

The family extends a special thank you to Woodlands Senior Park and to Agnesian Hospice for all their loving care that made her last days pleasurable. Online condolences may be shared at www.zacherlfuneralhome.com