Kathryn Eilbes, 90|
Kathryn Eilbes was reunited with her beloved husband, Alois, on Jan. 17, 2013, at the age of 90.
She was born to Andrew and Celia (nee Otten) Junk on March 18, 1922, in Barton. She later attended St. Mary’s School in Barton, as well as West Bend High School.
Upon the return of her childhood sweetheart, Alois, from 41 months overseas during World War II, they were united in marriage at Immaculate Conception St. Mary’s Parish, in Barton on Oct. 27, 1945.
Their marriage was blessed with three children, Mary Therese, Allen and Paul.
Together they built four homes, in West Bend, and then built seven more homes after moving to Cedarburg in 1965. They were a true team in every part of their marriage.
Kathryn worked at Enger-Kress Co., in West Bend until the birth of their first child. After moving to Cedarburg, she worked for ServiceMaster, providing an answering service, and later she worked in the lunch program at Webster Transitional School. Finally, she was a playground aide for St. Francis Borgia School for a number of years.
Always her greatest joy, was her husband and family.
Kathryn is survived by her two children, Mary Therese of West Bend, and Paul (Nancy) Eilbes, of Cedarburg; one daughter-in-law, Mary Beth Eilbes of Theresa; seven grandchildren, Amy (Gary) Maurer, Randy
(Tobie) Johnson, Michael, Andrew, Matthew, Molly, and Maggie Eilbes; and six great-grandchildren, Devan and Garrett Maurer, Dylan and Zoey Johnson, and Bailey and Carson Eilbes. She is also survived by one sister-in-law, Margaret Jung, of West Bend, and many dear nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Alois, on June 24, 2010; son, Allen, on July 19, 2010; son-in-law, John Johnson on Oct. 29, 2010; and parents, brothers and sisters.
A Memorial Mass will be held on Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, at 6 p.m. at St. Francis Borgia North Catholic Church, 1375 Covered Bridge Road, in Cedarburg. The family will receive friends on Friday at the church, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Inurnment will take place at St. Francis Borgia Catholic Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations for Masses or to St. Mary’s School in West Bend would be appreciated.
The family wishes to thank Dr. Charles Kaufmann and the Angels of the fourth floor at the Samaritan Health Center for their loving care of mom.
Mueller Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the family.