“Come Home,” and Eleanor Wendt Weber, age 90, of Fort Atkinson, answered the call of her Lord and Master on Thursday, March 27, 2014.
She was born to Charles and Eleanor (MacDonald) Kopischkie in the city of Chippewa Falls on February 2, 1924. She graduated from Cadott High School and Stout Institute (now UW-Stout). Eleanor obtained her Master’s Degree from UW-Madison. She was united in marriage to Herbert Lawrence Wendt on October 2, 1946. He preceded her in death on September 2, 1971. She married Charles Weber on November 11, 1989.
Eleanor had a passion for life and was always doing for others and giving of herself. A teacher by profession, she taught and shared herself with others her entire life. She taught Family and Consumer Education at Kendall High School before moving to Fort Atkinson where she continued to teach at MATC, eventually becoming the District Coordinator. Eleanor served on the MATC Scholarship Committee and the JC Penney Advisory Board. She was a faithful member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Fort Atkinson, teaching Sunday School, serving on the board, and was an active member of her church group and Bible study class. Her love of teaching also spread into 4-H where she was a leader for over 25 years. She was an active member of the Women’s Club, AAUW, Friends of the Library, and the UW-Stout Alumni Association. Eleanor was a devoted wife and a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.
She is survived by her husband, Charles; three children, Larry (Pamela) Wendt of Mankato, MN, Eleanor (Harry) Lynch of Orfordville and Ann Gallagher of Beaver Dam; two step-sons, Joel and Mark Weber; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; four step-grandchildren and six step-great-grandchildren.
In addition to her first husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers and a sister; two grandchildren, Curt Gallagher and Kevin Wendt; her son-in-law, Michael Gallagher and one step-son, Ross Weber.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church or Rainbow Hospice.
The family would like to thank Rainbow Hospice for the loving care they provided for Eleanor and her family.
The Dunlap Memorial Home in Fort Atkinson is assisting the family.