Eleanor J. Holmes, 85 |
March 7, 1933 -- Jan. 16, 2019
Eleanor J. Holmes (nee Slayton), 85, of Fond du Lac, died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, at St. Agnes Hospital in Fond du Lac. She was born March 7, 1933, in Stone Lake to Albert and Arvella (nee Evans) Slatyon and married Michael D. Holmes on June 21, 1958, in Eau Claire. Michael preceded her in death May 15, 1999.
Eleanor worked at the West Bend Co. for more than 25 years.
She had many talents and interests. She was well known for her canning, especially chicken and items grown in her garden. She was an excellent seamstress and would often mend and repair clothes for her entire family. While relaxing, Eleanor loved to read and do jigsaw puzzles to keep her mind busy and sharp.
Eleanor enjoyed the outdoors, whether it was watching and feeding the birds or fishing at their cottage up north.
Eleanor is survived by her three children, Janet Holmes of Appleton, Bill (Jody Wunrow) Holmes of Fond du Lac and Julie (Jesse) Kirmse of Wisconsin Rapids; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. She is further survived by her sisters, Darlene (Norbert) Gundry of Stone Lake and Dorothy Wellskopf of West Allis, and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Arvella Slayton; her husband, Michael Holmes; two daughters, Jean Holz and Joan (Jim) Junk; and two granddaughters, Tiffany Holz and Stephanie Junk.
A memorial services will be held Saturday, April 13, at the Schmidt Funeral Home in West Bend. Inurnment will follow in Newark Cemetery.
The Schmidt Funeral Home in West Bend is serving the family. Online guestbook and condolences are available at www.schmidtfuneralhome.com.