Eleanor M. Hermanson

Jan. 31, 1922- Jan. 19, 2012

Eleanor M. Hermanson of Waukesha died Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012, at Waukesha Springs at the age of 89. She was born Jan. 31, 1922, in Milwaukee, the daughter of Walter and Antonia (nee Lewandowski) Jankowski.

On Sept. 1, 1951, she married George Hermanson at St. Gerard Catholic Church in Milwaukee. In her earlier years, she was an avid bowler. She loved old country music and dancing, especially polkas.

She will be sadly missed by her husband, George of Waukesha; along with their children, Susan (David) Smith of Waukesha and Jacob (Debbie) Hermanson of West Allis. She was the dear grandmother of Michelle (Chad) Steckl of Waukesha, David (Amanda) Smith of Red Wing, Minn., and Shawn Teske of Milwaukee, and great-grandmother of Ian and Morgan Steckl and baby Smith, who is on the way. She is further survived by her brother-in-law, Ralph Sokol of Medford; sister-in-law, Mary Jankowski of Milwaukee; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her brothers and sisters.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until the 7 p.m. funeral service Tuesday, Jan. 24, Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. Graveside services will take place at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, at Prairie Home Cemetery. Please meet at the cemetery office.

A special thank-you to Waukesha Springs Health and Rehabilitation and to Seasons Hospice for their compassionate care.

Memorials in Eleanorís name are appreciated to the Alzheimerís Association, Southeast Wisconsin Chapter, 620 S. 76th St., Suite 160, Milwaukee, WI 53214.

For further information, please call Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 547-4035, or go to www.waukeshafunerals.com for directions or to leave the family an online tribute message.