Eunice Safford, 85

Eunice Safford, of the town of Trenton, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, following an emergency surgery. She was 85 years old. Eunice was born in Omro on Jan. 17, 1928, daughter of Vernon and Julia Czaja Safford. She attended local schools and later earned her bachelorís degree in education from Cardinal Stritch University. Eunice taught elementary school within the West Bend School District for 35 years, and had previously taught in area parochial schools for an additional 20 years.

She was a member of St. Francis Borgia Catholic Church where she was active in the choir and as a reader. She loved music, singing, nature and animals, especially her pet collies. Eunice was an avid reader as well, and had a close personal connection with the School Sisters of Notre Dame in Elm Grove. She is survived by her sister, Jeanette Jelovnik of West Bend, close friend Jane Schwanke of Mequon, former students and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents.

Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 2 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 13 at St. Francis Borgia Catholic Church North, 1375 Covered Bridge Road, Cedarburg. The Rev. Al Vieke will preside. She will be laid to rest in the parish cemetery. The family will receive visitors at the church on Friday from 1-2 p.m.

Memorials are suggested in lieu of flowers.

The Eernisse Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences can be left at