Eleanor Huenink

Eleanor J. Huenink, 94, of Cedar Grove, died Monday, Sept. 2, at Cedar Grove Gardens assisted living facility.

She was born in Sheboygan on June 1, 1925, to Oscar and Alice Walvoord Dana. In 1943, she graduated from Wisconsin Memorial Academy in Cedar Grove.

On May 2, 1947, she married Delbert Huenink.

Mrs. Huenink was a homemaker who worked at Memorial Hospital and Sheboygan County Comprehensive Center for many years. During retirement, she continued to volunteer for many organizations, including the comprehensive center.

She was a member of First Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Cedar Grove where she sang in the choir, organized hymns and other special events.

Mrs. Huenink’s family said she enjoyed spending time at Lake Winnebago, going to rummage sales, cooking, baking and spending time with her family.

Mrs. Huenink is survived by her daughter Jane (Jeff) Bley of Random Lake; sons Dale (Carol) of Oostburg, Paul (Jackie) of Fond du Lac and Jan (Sandy) of Cedar Grove; grandchildren Stephanie (John) Balnaitis, Mitchell Huenink, Tracy (Jason) Schubert, Aaron (Danielle) Nett, Andrew (Stephanie) Huenink, Angela (Jason) Ross, Douglas Huenink, Carla (Brandon) Woepse, Nicole and Jessica Bley; and 13 great-grandchildren.

She is further survived by her sister Margaret Meerdink of Cedar Grove; and sisters-in-law Joan Lammers of Oostburg and Charlene Dana of Cedar Grove.

Mrs. Huenink was preceded in death by her husband Delbert Huenink; brothers Ralph and Gordon Dana; sisters-in-law Ethel DeSmith, Lois Meeusen, Geraldine Tenpas, Helen Huenink and Marion Huenink; and brothers-in-law Le Roy Huenink, Arvin Huenink, Phil Lammers, Marvin Meerdink, Le Roy De Smith, Floyd Tenpas and Roger Meeusen.

A funeral service was held Friday, Sept. 6, at First Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Cedar Grove. The Rev. Steve Petry officiated.

Interment was at Cedar Grove Cemetery.

Memorials to First Evangelical Presbyterian Church and Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice are suggested.

The Wenig Funeral Home of Oostburg handled the arrangements.




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