Eleanora Youngbauer "Ella" (nee Schnitzler)

Eleanora Youngbauer "Ella" (nee Schnitzler) of Slinger passed away Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2008 at Autumn Oaks at the age of 100 years.

She was born on Nov. 7, 1907 in Auburndale to Benno and Barbara (nee Schuh) Schnitzler. Ella was raised in Slinger since the age of 2, graduating from St. Peterís Catholic Grade School and Slinger High School class of 1925. During high school and for years after, she worked for General Telephone Company until she married George Youngbauer on Oct. 3, 1936 and began her family. Ella loved spending time with her family, and enjoyed flowers and needlework.

Ella is survived by her children Grace (Franklin) Tennies of the town of Erin and James (wife Theresa Harrison) Youngbauer of Utah. She is further survived by grandchildren Gregory (Samantha) Tennies of Kekoske, Mary (James) Jackson of Ashippun, Kenneth Tennies of Jefferson, Daniel (Linda) Tennies of the town of Erin, Steven Tennies of Slinger, Chris (Joann) Youngbauer of Madison, and 10 great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews other relatives and many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband George, granddaughter Lisa, great-granddaughter Kaitlin, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law.

A Mass of Christian Burial took place at 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26, 2008 at St. Peterís Catholic Church, 202 E. Washington St., Slinger, with Fr. Richard J. Stoffel officiating. Interment will take place in Old St. Peterís Cemetery. Visitation was Sunday at the CHURCH ONLY from 4 to 6 p.m. with the Legion of Mary leading a Rosary Service at 3:30 p.m.

The family would like to thank Dr. Patricia Liethen, the staff at Autumn Oaks, Seasons Hospice and the many others that helped her during her lifetime.

The Phillip Funeral Home of Slinger is assisting the family

(262) 338-2050 / www.phillipfuneralhome.com.