Eileen J Ramminger
June 1, 1938 - Apr. 9, 2018
Kiel, WI
Funeral Service:
Friday, Apr. 13, 2018
5:30 pm
Wieting Family Funeral Home
411 W. Main St.
Chilton, WI 53014
Funeral Visitation:
Friday, Apr. 13, 2018
2:00 pm - 5:15 pm
Wieting Family Funeral Home
411 W. Main St.
Chilton, WI 53014
Eileen J Ramminger
Kiel, WI

Eileen J. Ramminger, age 79, of Kiel, died on Monday, April 9, 2018 at Holy Family Memorial Medical Center in Manitowoc.  She was born June 1, 1938 in Sheboygan, daughter of the late Elizabeth Brott.

Eileen married Alphonse Joseph Ramminger on July 7, 1956 at Mother of Perpetual Help in Milwaukee.  The couple lived in Milwaukee before moving to Cedarburg, and finally residing in Kiel.  In 1962, Eileen and Alphonse founded Ramminger Interiors, Furniture & Floors in Kiel and later founded America’s Mattress in Kiel and Appleton.  With a strong and dedicated work ethic, Eileen was extremely proud of their family business.  She managed all aspects of the business until she formally retired in 2010. 

She was a member of St. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Kiel and was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary for over 50 years.  She was a strong business leader in the community.   Eileen was a member of the Kiel Chamber of Commerce where she was instrumental in starting various merchants events for the community, such as, the Christmas parade, side walk sales, and German Days to name of few.  

If Eileen wasn’t working, she looked forward to moments spent with her family.  She often said she had six children just so they could all be close to her and if one child came to visit, it would be assumed that the others weren’t far behind.  She especially loved family time spent at the “the farm” where parties were had and memories were made.  

In her free time, Eileen enjoyed tending to her flower and vegetable gardens at “the farm”.  She loved to travel whether it was short trips or traveling around the world.  If the car was leaving the driveway, Eileen would make sure she was in it.

She was a strong and vibrant woman whose love of life and family will be greatly missed by all those who knew her, especially her beloved family.

Survivors include her children: Debra (Wayne) Hoffmann of Green Bay, Richard Ramminger of Kiel, Kevin (Wendy) Ramminger of Manitowoc, Donna (Kraig) Thayer of New Holstein, Suzie (Jay) Isselmann of Hollandtown, Michele (Thomas) Luebke of Sussex; her grandchildren: Bradley (Shannon) Hoffmann, Brian (Katherine) Hoffmann, Sara Hoffmann, Maximus Ramminger, Hannah Ramminger, Isabella Ramminger, Caroline Ramminger, Emily Isselmann, Ally Isselmann, Veronica Isselmann, Sophia Luebke & Amelia Luebke; a sister: Vivian Gust; and sisters-in-law: Lucy Brott, Erma Ramminger & Marilyn Ramminger.  She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband: Alphonse; a brother: Frank Brott; a sister: Rose (Arthur) Henckel; and her brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Peter Gust, Leander (Rita Mae) Ramminger, Gertie (Edwin) Ramminger, Odelia (Erwin) Ramminger, Alice (Ray) Schad, Randy (Mary Ceil) Ramminger, Ambrose Ramminger, & Anton Ramminger. 

Funeral Service will be at 5:30 PM, on Friday, April 13, 2018 at Wieting Family Funeral Home in Chilton (411 W Main St., Chilton). Entombment will be at Knollwood Mausoleum in Manitowoc.  Friends may call at Wieting Funeral Home in Chilton on Friday, April 13, 2018 from 2:00 PM until 5:15 PM. 

A memorial fund has been established in the name of Eileen Ramminger.  

The family would like to thank the staff at Davita Dialysis of Chilton, the caregivers of Almost Family in Chilton, and all of her Physician's and staff at Holy Family Memorial Hospital in Manitowoc. 
Sorry for your loss. I've been doing family genealogy. My lineage goes back to Andreas Ramminger 1812 to 1881.also in Alphonses lineage. His son Conrad was in the Civil war, his son Jacob, who died by dynamite his son Mark( my grandfather divorced from Ida Henning)(Her father was brother to founder of Henning Cheese. Her son, my father is Kenneth Ramminger now 92 and in a nursing home with low vision and memory loss. There is little record of Mark, but I know my father speaks fondly of his Uncle Joseph and we have a picture of him by his car and a photo from the paper of him looking a photos in the nursing home for low vision and dementia residents. So many relatives I have never encountered due to the divorce. Thank you for listening. My mother would say as we drove past the furniture store in Kiel that they were family but they wouldn't know us.....

Mary (Ramminger) Cunningham (Distant cousins 4 times removed) - May 26, 2018

To Suzie and Jay, and all the family. So sorry for the loss of your Mom. Keep your memories close to your heart. Sue and Don

Sue and Don Christel - Apr. 11, 2018

Debra and Wayne, You are in our thoughts and prayers, hold on to all the good memories. My parents always enjoyed their visits with your folks.

Muriea Blankenship Jaeckels (Friend) - Apr. 11, 2018

It has been years since I’ve seen Eileen but I cann still remember her smile and generosity. She would open her home to our family when we visited.

Cindy Ramminger (Niece ) - Apr. 11, 2018

May the resurrection hope spoken of at John 5:28,29 provide comfort to the friends and family of Eileen who look forward to seeing her again.

Brian (Friend) - Apr. 11, 2018

Love being able to come visit you and enjoying one last round of peppernuts!d9rse

Linda Gamerdinger (Niece) - Apr. 10, 2018

When younger we all enjoyed visits to the store to see Aunt Eileen and Uncle Al. We also had fun at all the parades and picnics at the farm. She always had smile for everyone. Peace be with her and all my cousins and their families.

Hope Birch (Niece) - Apr. 10, 2018

I can absolutely not just leave one memory. The majority of my childhood was spent at your home. From all the sleepovers to playing hide and seek in the store to getting rides in the convertible. I remember when your parents bought the farm. We used to play for hours. I could go on and on but know that your mom and your entire family made my childhood better!!
Love Kim

Kim Havlinek - Apr. 10, 2018

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