Eileen J. ‘Vandy’ Deimel

April 9, 1925 - Nov. 4, 2005

Eileen J. "Vandy" Deimel, 80, died Friday, Nov. 4, 2005, at Heartland Health Care Center in Pewaukee.

She was born April 9, 1925, in Antigo, to Oscar and Theresa (nee Baumann) Vanderhei. The family moved to Waukesha in the late 1930s. Eileen graduated from Waukesha High School in 1943, where she remained active on the reunion committee. Eileen was a member of the Soat-Vergenz Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 721 Auxiliary, Eagles Club-Aerie #453 and St. Joseph’s Catholic Church where she was a Christian Mother. Eileen also was an active scouting leader during her children’s school years.

Eileen was a loving mother to her children, Vicki (Don) Meyers, Lanny (Cathy) Deimel and Bradley (Lynn) Deimel, all of Waukesha. She was a cherished grandmother to Trevor (Dee) Meyers, Trent (Dawn) Meyers, Troy (Leslie) Meyers, Charlotte (Derrick) Hurley, Lanny Deimel II and Christopher and Kelsey Deimel. She was a great-grandmother to Lillian Rose Meyers, with another great-grandchild on the way. She also will be remembered by brothers Ervin (Louise) Vanderhei, Don Vanderhei of California and half-brothers and sisters Doug (Bonnie) Vanderhei, Chuck Vanderhei, Suzanne Kirsh of Rhinelander, Tom (Donna) Vanderhei and Karen Vanderhei. She was also survived by other relatives and friends. In addition to her parents, Eileen was preceded in death by her husband, Robert M. Deimel, "The Fix-it Man," on July 23, 1986, along with two sisters, Dorothy Paul and Marian Gibbs-Maynard, and a half-brother, Wayne Vanderhei.

Friends and relatives may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9, at Randle-Dable Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. A parish vigil will be held at 7 p.m. Services continue Thursday, Nov. 10, with prayers beginning at 9:15 a.m. followed by a procession to St. Joseph’s Catholic Church for the 10 a.m. funeral Mass. Burial will follow at St. Joseph’s Cemetery.

For further information, call Randle-Dable Funeral Home at 547-4035 or visit online at www.randledablefuneralhome.com.