Eunice Eloise Montgomery, 91

Eunice Eloise Montgomery, 91, passed away on May 10, 2011. She was a resident of West Bend from 1959 to 2004. After many years of loving care by her daughter Diane, in 2004 Mrs. Montgomery moved to The Forest at Duke, in Durham, N.C., so that her daughter Jene could care for her.

Mrs. Montgomery is preceded in death by her husband, James Donald Montgomery; her parents, Julie and Andrew Hatteberg; her sisters, Elizabeth Hatteberg and Lorene Hatteberg Finch; her brother, Kenneth Hatteberg; and her beloved daughter, Marilyn Montgomery Pitzner.

She is survived by two daughters, Diane Montgomery, of West Bend and Jene Montgomery Goshaw, of Chapel Hill, N.C., as well as by her grandchildren, Julie Pitzner Mattson of Maple Grove, Minn.; James Pitzner, of Maple Gove, Minn.; Elizabeth Pitzner Hilton, of Trempealeau, Paul McDonald of Perth, Scotland, Eric Fryklund, of Slinger, Sonya Fryklund Junk of Richfield, David Goshaw, of Durham, N.C.; and Christina Goshaw Hinkle, of Chapel Hill, N.C. She also is survived by 13 great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Montgomery was born on June 10, 1919, in Albert Lea, Minn. She graduated with honors from the University of Iowa, in Iowa City, Iowa, where she was a violinist in the University Symphony Orchestra and majored in foreign languages. In the 1950s, she taught school in Appleton, where she instituted the first program of oral instruction in foreign languages in the state. After her move to West Bend, she continued teaching French and Spanish in the West Bend schools.

Mrs. Montgomery treasured her family and friends. Her family remembers her as a devoted wife and a loving mother. She was a longtime member of St. Johnís Lutheran Church and Guild. She was an avid bridge player and enjoyed crossword puzzles, sewing and knitting.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to their favorite charity or to The Eloise Hatteberg Montgomery Memorial Fund, Pleasant View, A Lutheran Life Community, 505 College Ave., Ottawa, Illinois 61350; (815) 434-1130.

The family will receive visitors on Saturday, May 14, from 10 a.m. until noon at St. Johnís Lutheran Church in West Bend. A memorial service will be held at noon, immediately following visitation. Visitation and funeral service will be at St. Johnís Lutheran Church, 809 S. Sixth Ave., West Bend, Wisconsin 53095.