Eyleen Carolyne Brechlin

July 27, 1914 – May 19, 2010

Eyleen Carolyne Brechlin, an artist of Waukesha, died peacefully - day, May 19, 2010, at River Hills West Health Care Center at the age of 95. Eyleen was born in Milwaukee to Carolyn (nee Klein) and Hermon Pfeil on July 27, 1914. Eyleen moved to Waukesha and lived there until the present date.

Eyleen attended Hillcrest School, Waukesha High School, Layton School of Art, the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She married the late Adrian Brechlin in June 1939. She was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church since 1939, loved to serve and help at church, and belonged to Dorcas Society. Eyleen did drawings and paintings most of her life, exhibiting them in numerous shows. She painted portraits of her sons, grandsons and great-grandson. Eyleen did the book keeping and advertising for her husband’s company, which sold Korner Post Turf Kutter Tools, Adrian’s invention.

She is lovingly remembered as the mother of Dennis (Gloria) Brechlin of Waukesha and Bill (fiancée Ellen Anderson) Brechlin of Waukesha. She is the beloved grandmother of Eric (Tina) and Brian (Erin Reynolds) Brechlin and proud great-grandmother of Jake Brechlin.

Visitation will be held from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha. Visitation continues from 9 a.m. until the 10 a.m. funeral service Monday, May 24, at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1052 Whiterock Ave., Waukesha. The Rev. Larry Gates will officiate. Burial will take place immediately following the service at Prairie Home Cemetery.

Memorials to the church are appreciated (see address above).

Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning Services is serving the family. For further information, please call 542-6609, or for directions, an online obituary or to leave a condolence, please visit www.waukeshasfuneralhome.com.