Carole Ann Eilbes, 71

Carole Ann Eilbes, 71, was called by our Lord on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013. She was born Oct. 10, 1942, to the late Henry and Lucille (nee Junk) Eilbes at St. Joseph’s Hospital in West Bend. Carole Ann worked for about 25 years at We Energies. She was the first licensed gas control specialist in the state.

She was the loving mother of Warren, Richard (Dawn), Scott (Tina) Cecelia (Andy), Karyl (Lemuel) and James (fiancée Mallory). She was a devoted grandmother to Joshua, Kristianna and Alexandria, Kyle (Katlyn), Jarod and Kalia, Stephanie (Kyle), Charles and Jessica, Shannon, Noah and Kobe. She was very excited to be a great-grandma to Millie Jo and Sophia Rose. She is also survived by her devoted companion Rick, her two brothers Carl (Sharon) of Salem, Ill., and Curtis (Janice) of Butler, and many special nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, Nov. 9 at noon at St. Kilian’s Catholic Church in Hartford. Visitation will be at the church only on Saturday from 10-11:45 a.m. Burial will be Monday in St. Mary’s Cemetery (new) in the town of Barton.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the American Lung Association or the American Cancer Society in Carole Ann’s name are appreciated.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Harbecke, nurse Lorie, the loving and caring staff at Cedar Community, and John Haske of AREXCO for helping to make Carole Ann’s life a little more comfortable.

The Schmidt Funeral Home of West Bend is serving the family.

Online guestbook and condolences available at