Caroline A. Eisentraut, 97
Caroline A. Eisentraut, 97, of Kewaskum,
formerly of Fredonia and West Bend, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2008,
at Kettle Moraine Gardens in Kewaskum.
She was born on Sept. 11, 1911, in Kewaskum, the daughter of the late Otto
and Anna (Miller) Backhaus.
She attended school in Kewaskum, was confirmed at St. Lucas Evangelical
Lutheran Church in Kewaskum, and on June 4, 1932, she was united in
marriage to Milton Eisentraut at St. Lucas Evangelical Lutheran Church in
The couple made their home in Fredonia until 1986 when they moved to an
apartment in West Bend.
Caroline was employed by Amity Leather in West Bend, the Fredonia Canning
Company and the River Road Cheese Factory. She was a member of St. Lucas
Evangelical Lutheran Church in Kewaskum, and enjoyed fishing, bowling,
sheepshead and gardening.
She is survived by her loving husband of 76 years, Milton, of Kewaskum;
two sisters-in-law, Jeanne Backhaus Moe of Kewaskum and Mildred Wilkens of
West Bend; several nephews, nieces, cousins, other relatives and friends.
In addition to her parents, Caroline was preceded in death by a brother,
Howard Backhaus; and two sisters, Irene Stange and Harriet Martin.
Funeral services for Caroline will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday at St.
Lucas Evangelical Lutheran Church in Kewaskum. The Rev. Timothy Henning
will officiate, and burial will follow in Lutheran Memorial Park in
Relatives and friends may call at the church on Tuesday from 1 p.m. until
the time of services.
The Miller Funeral Home in Kewaskum has been entrusted with Caroline’s
Additional information and guest book may be found at www.millermartinfh.com.