Kathryn Eilbes, 90|
Kathryn Eilbes, 90, was reunited with her beloved husband, Alois, on
Jan. 17, 2013.
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 Company, in West Bend, until the birth of
their first child. After moving to Cedarburg, she worked for Service
Master, providing an answering service, and later she worked in the
lunch program at Webster Middle 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-inlaw, 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,
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; parents, brothers, and sisters.
A Memorial Mass will be held on Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, 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 4-6 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