Ellen Kolpack, 96 |
Jan. 12, 1029 — June 17, 2016
Ellen Kolpack (nee Schleunes), 96, of Mayville, passed on to eternal life Friday, June 17, 2016, surrounded by family at her apartment in The Cottages of Cedar Run in West Bend.
A celebration of her life will be held Saturday, June 25, at the Mayville United Methodist Church (301 Furnace St., Mayville, WI) with the Rev. AHyun Lee officiating. Friends may call beginning at 10 a.m. and the service will commence at 11 a.m.
Ellen was born on Jan. 12, 1920, to Adelia and Henry Schleunes in Manitowoc County. On Oct. 11, 1941, Ellen married Denis Kolpack at the United Church of Christ near Kiel. They started their life together at Kolpack Dairy in Quinney Fifty years of their life were spent in Mayville, where Denis worked for Purity Cheese Co.
Denis and Ellen raised their three daughters at their historic home at 131 N. School St. in Mayville. She loved to entertain friends and family at her house and her condo in Mayville, and during summers at her cottage on the east shore of Lake Winnebago.
Ellen loved her family and many friends. Her greatest joy was spending time at the cottage with them. She enjoyed playing bridge, spending hours at the piano and doing cross-stitch pictures. Ellen was very active in the Mayville United Methodist Church and served in many areas there.
Ellen was preceded in death by her husband, Denis; her parents, Adelia and Henry Schleunes; her sister, Arline Bub and her husband, Lewis; sister-in law, Gladys Schleunes; and nephew, Roger Bub. Ellen is survived by her brothers, Merlin Schleunes of Kiel, and Karl Schleunes (Brenda) of Greensboro, North Carolina; her three daughters, Karen (John) Grundahl of West Bend, Kathryn (Richard) Quandt of Fond du Lac, and Joli (Ray) Dall’Osto of Whitefish Bay; her eight grandchildren, Bridgot (Jeremy) Gysbers, Chad (Alexis) Quandt, Rachel (Matt) Schemelin, Aaron (Anne) Grundahl, Sarah (Adam) Kohnstamm, Alisha Dall’Osto (Jack Shriner), David (Shana) Dall’Osto and Justin (Molly) Dall’Osto; and her nine great-grandchildren, Tore, Trygve and Ari Schemelin, Noah and Elizabeth Grundahl, Sophie and Delilah Quandt, Leo Shriner and Otis Dall’Osto.
Heartfelt thanks to the Cedar Community, especially the staff at The Cottages and Cedar Community Hospice for their loving care, compassion and expertise.
Memorials can be made in Ellen’s name to the United Methodist Church in Mayville.
Koepsell Funeral Home and Cremation Services (301 Walnut St., Mayville) is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.koepsellfh.com.