Eleanor K. Williams

Feb. 28, 1918 - Dec. 21, 2006

Eleanor K. Williams, 88, of Waukesha, died Thursday, Dec. 21, 2006, at AngelsGrace Hospice. She was born in Bay View on Feb. 28, 1918, to William and Emma (nee Collins) Kriese.

Eleanor was a 1936 graduate of Bay View High School. On April 2, 1938, she married Donald Williams. She worked as a hardware sales person at Sears & Roebuck in Waukesha until the Waukesha store closed in 1981. She was very involved at First Presbyterian Church in Waukesha where she was recently recognized for her faithful 60-year membership. Always willing to volunteer was a way of life for Eleanor. She had volunteered extensively at The Caring Place and always had time to knit hats for the newborn babies at the hospital, and to never let the mitten trees get too bare. She was a member of the Practical Club in Waukesha.

She will be sadly missed by her daughters, Shirley (John) Priefer of Conover and Judy (Paul) Majerle of Weston; grandchildren, Nancy (Matt) Giovanelli of Wauwatosa, Sue (Daryl) Castona of Madison, John D. (Wendy McCormick) Priefer of Eagle River, Lee Ann (Bill) Kitchell of Hatley, Lisa (Brian) Johnson of Gadsden, Ala., and Cindy (Greg) Weiss of Forest Lake, Minn.; and great-grandchildren, Kendra Peelen of Waukesha, Nate and Gabi Kitchell of Hatley, Nicholas, Timothy and Natalie Johnson of Gadsden, Ala., and Anna and Bethany Weiss of Forest Lake. She is further survived by her sister-in-law, Doris Davies of Waukesha, other relatives and many friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald H. Williams, on Sept. 27, 1980, and her brothers, William and Edward Kriese.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. today, Dec. 23, at First Presbyterian Church, 810 N. East Ave., Waukesha. Fellowship and visiting will follow the service. Private graveside services will be held at Prairie Home Cemetery.

Memorials are appreciated to First Presbyterian Church, 810 N. East Ave., Waukesha, WI 53186, or Avalon Square, 222 Park Place, Waukesha, WI 53186.

Randle-Dable Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 547-4035 or visit www.randledable.com to view the online obituary, leave condolences or receive directions.