Eleanor Thomascheske, 86


Eleanor Thomascheske, 86, formerly of the Reeseville and Columbus areas, died on Saturday, April 14, 2012 at the Columbus Community Hospital.
Friends called on Tuesday, April 17, 2012, at Murray Funeral Home in Reeseville from 5-7 p.m. and again on Wednesday, April 18, 2012, at church from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. The funeral service is on Wednesday, April 18, 2012, at 11 a.m. at the Lowell United Methodist Church with the Rev. Tim Worgan officiating. Burial will be in the Hillside Cemetery in Columbus.

Eleanor was born on Sept. 17, 1925, in Kickapoo to the late Clifford and Vercelia (Nelson) Callaway. After graduating from Richland Center High School, she was united in marriage with Irven Thomascheske on Oct. 25, 1947, in Iowa. Eleanor was a longtime member of the Lowell United Methodist Church where she was active with the United Methodist Women and where she served as the treasurer of the homemakers for many years. Eleanor helped with the Nutrition Program at both the Reeseville and Lowell meal sites. She loved to dance, play Euchre, play Bingo and go for rides with her family. Her family remembers her as a loving and dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.

Survivors include her son, Clarence (Rosemary) Thomascheske of Watertown; five daughters, Betty Stratton of Rockford, Ill., Yvonne (Jim) Durney of Columbus, Nancy (Gary) Jaecks of Wausau, Linda (Gary) Schilling of Campbellsport and Sandy (Orville) Rudey of Lake Mills; 15 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; two sisters, Ruth Spangler of Hillsboro and Margaret Drollinger of Wisconsin Rapids; a sister in-law, Violet (Earl) Schultz of Columbus; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Eleanor was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her grandson, Brian Thomascheske; her granddaughter, Jody Goratowski; an infant great-granddaughter; two brothers, Bill and Burl Callaway; and several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.

If desired, memorials may be made to the Lowell United Methodist Church in lieu of flowers.

The family would like to thank The Meadows of Fall River, Columbus Community Hospital, and the doctors and staff at Poser Clinic for the love and care they gave to Eleanor.

The Murray Funeral Home, 214 S. Main St. in Reeseville, is caring for the family. To leave condolences, for directions, or for other information, please visit our website at www.MurrayFH.com.