Eleanor ‘Ellie’ Bourgeois, 82


A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, June 20, 2013, at 2 p.m. at St. Francis Borgia South Catholic Church, N44 W6055 Hamilton Road, Cedarburg, for Eleanor “Ellie” Bourgeois. The visitation will be held prior to the Mass, on Thursday at the church from noon until 2 p.m. Father Tom Eichenberger will conduct the funeral Mass.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the charity of your choice are appreciated. Please visit www.muellerfuneralhome.com to view the Ellie Bourgeois video tribute or to send an online condolence.

Ellie passed away peacefully at the Horizon Hospice in Mequon on June 13, 2013, at the age of 82.

Ellie was born on April 14, 1931, in Peshtigo, the daughter of Harvey Miller and Doris (nee Ames) Miller. She graduated from Peshtigo High School and later was united in marriage to James Bourgeois on Aug. 8, 1953, at Lourdes Catholic Church in Marinette. Their marriage was blessed with two children, James Jr. and Debra Ann.

Ellie and her family lived in Milwaukee, Whitefish Bay, six years in Smithfield, N.C., and most recently resided in the town of Cedarburg. In Ellie’s earlier years, she worked in banking, as well as her role as a mother and a housewife. Ellie ended her career as a licensed realtor for Federated Realty.

Ellie is survived by her beloved husband of 60 years, James Bourgeois; children, James (Colleen) Bourgeois Jr. and Debra Ann Bourgeois; grandchildren, Sarah (Jacob) Grassel and James Bourgeois III; and siblings, Arlene Chaltry, Virginia Worm and Kenneth (Mary) Miller. She is further survived by many other relatives and friends.

Ellie was preceded in death by her parents and brothers, Ronald, George and David Miller.

Mueller Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the family.