Nell C. Eichner, 89
Sept. 27, 1925 -- July 8, 2015

Nell Eichner nee DavisMrs. Nell Eichner, of Cedarburg and formerly of the town of Grafton, passed away Wednesday morning, July 8, 2015, at Lawlis Family Hospice in Mequon. She was 89 years old. Nell was born Sept. 27, 1925, in Richmond, Va., the daughter of Jesse and Helen (nee Cunningham) Davis. She graduated from Wauwatosa East High School in 1943. On Sept. 6, 1952, she was united in marriage with Robert Eichner at Trinity Episcopal Church in Wauwatosa. He preceded her in death in 1991.

In the late 1940s, Nell worked at the Journal Sentinel as a page, and later worked as an activities aide at Lasata Care Center in Cedarburg for over 10 years. Nell was a charter member of St. Boniface Episcopal Church, where she was very active with the alter guild, taught Sunday school and coordinated St. Nick’s yearly visit. Nell was a social and friendly person whose family was her main focus. She loved being a mom, and would take the kids on school field trips and to the pool when they were young. She was an avid reader, engaged and curious, and always wanting to learn. She was generous and charitable, loved to sing, and will be remembered for her home cooking, especially her bread and cinnamon rolls.

Nell is survived by her children: Paula (Steve) Courville of Bourbonnais, Ill., Ellen (Rick) Allison of Eau Claire, Elizabeth (David) Livingston of Nashua, Iowa, Robert (Keri) Eichner of Waubeka and James (Kimberly) Eichner of Seattle. She is further survived by 13 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and one on the way; brothers, Roger (Nancy) Davis of Aspen, Colo., and Paul (Catherine) Davis of Sullivan; sister, Janet (Frank) Bailey of Santa Barbara, Calif.; sister-in-law, Sylvia (the late Tom) Eichner of Oshkosh; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Robert, granddaughter, Molly Allison and sister, Mary (David) Hullinger.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 11, 2015, at St. Boniface Episcopal Church, 3906 W. Mequon Road in Mequon. The family will receive visitors at the church on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to St. Boniface Church, Neighborhood House of Milwaukee or Family Sharing of Grafton.

The Eernisse Funeral Home, Cedarburg is honored to be assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be left at