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Eleanor A. Schield

August 4, 1920 October 16, 2017
Eleanor  A. Schield
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Obituary for Eleanor A. Schield

Eleanor A. Schield, age 97, of Merrill, passed away on Monday, October 16, 2017, while residing at Bell Tower Residence, Merrill.

Eleanor was born August 4, 1920, in the Town of Pine River, Lincoln County, Wisconsin, daughter of the late Fred and Martha (Lambrecht) Kahre. She married Leslie N. Schield on September 18, 1943, in the Town of Pine River. He preceded her in death on June 16, 1993. Eleanor worked as a waitress for over 25 years in Merrill area restaurants. Eleanor was an active member of St. John Lutheran Church, Merrill, where she was involved in the Ladies Aid, Mission Circle, the L.W.M.L, and the church’s food stand at the Lincoln County Fair. She also volunteered her time at Bethesda Thrift Shop in Wausau, and was a docent at the Merrill Historical Society. Eleanor’s work ethic began on the family farm in the Town of Pine River where she learned cooking, baking, and gardening.

Eleanor is survived by two daughters, Karen (John) Staff, Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin, and Cindy (Daniel) Rystrom, Dallas, Texas; one son, Lyle (Pam) Schield, Schofield, Wisconsin; six grandchildren, Christopher (Tracy) Staff, Andrew (Jessica) Staff, Teresa Staff, Robert Rystrom, Carrie Mueller, and Bradley Schield; six great grandchildren, Trevor, Victoria, Logan, Chloe, Riley, and Brandon; and four step great grandchildren, Lucas, Dyllan, Brianna, and Mitchell. Besides her parents and husband, Eleanor is preceded in death by a granddaughter, Jennifer Logerquist; and two brothers, Elmer and Arnold Kahre.

Eleanor’s funeral service will begin at 11:00 AM on Monday, October 30, 2017, at St. John Lutheran Church, Merrill. The Rev. Raymond Connor will officiate. Burial will follow in Merrill Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2:00 PM until 5:00 PM Sunday, October 29th at the Taylor-Stine Funeral Home, Merrill, and again after 10:00 AM Monday, October 30th at the church.

The family suggests that memorials be directed to St. John Lutheran Church, Merrill, the Merrill Historical Society, Interim Hospice, or Bell Tower Residence.

Online condolences may be made at www.taylorstinefuneralhome.com.

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Visitation

Sunday

29

Oct

2:00 PM 10/29/2017 2:00:00 PM - 5:00 PM 10/29/2017 5:00:00 PM
Taylor-Stine Funeral Home & Cremation Services

903 E. Third Street
Merrill, WI 54452

Taylor-Stine Funeral Home & Cremation Services
903 E. Third Street Merrill 54452 WI
United States

Visitation

Monday

30

Oct

10:00 AM 10/30/2017 10:00:00 AM
St. John Lutheran Church

1104 E. Third St.
Merrill, WI 54452

St. John Lutheran Church
1104 E. Third St. Merrill 54452 WI
United States

Service

Monday

30

Oct

11:00 AM 10/30/2017 11:00:00 AM
St. John Lutheran Church

1104 E. Third St.
Merrill, WI 54452

St. John Lutheran Church
1104 E. Third St. Merrill 54452 WI
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Merrill Memorial Park Cemetery Final Resting Place

Memorial Drive
Merrill, WI 54452

Memorial Drive Merrill 54452 WI
United States

Memorial Contribution

Bell Tower Residence

St. John Lutheran Church

1104 E. Third St.
Merrill, WI 54452

Lincoln County Humane Society

200 N. Memorial Drive
Merrill, WI 54452

Interim Hospice

2402 Grand Ave.
Wausau, WI 54401
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