Eleanore L Thiel
May 21, 1925 - May 21, 2019
Eleanore L Thiel
Eleanore L. Thiel, age 94, of Chilton, died on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at Century Ridge in Chilton. She was born May 21, 1925 in St. John, daughter of the late Peter & Rose (Meier) Thiel.
At the age of 18, Eleanore began working at the Kimberly Clark Paper Mill and also farmed at the family homestead in St. John. She also worked as Fr. Auer’s housekeeper in St. John, Green Bay and eventually St. Augustine Parish in Chilton. Much of her working career was devoted to the Calumet Memorial Hospital where she worked for 25 years until her retirement.
She was a member of Good Shepherd Catholic Church, formerly St. Augustine Parish where she volunteered with the Christian Women and served countless meals in the church basement. She also devoted a number of years of service to the Eagle’s Auxiliary in Chilton where she helped cook, clean and visit with numerous patrons week after week.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:30 am on Saturday, May 25, 2019 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church (54 E. Main St.) in Chilton with Rev. Ryan Krueger officiating. Burial will be in the St. John Catholic Cemetery in St. John. A time of visitation will be at the Wieting Family Funeral Home (411 W. Main St.) in Chilton from 9:00 am until 11:00 am on Saturday, May 25, 2019.
Eleanor was housekeeper at St. Agnes when I as assigned there - my first assignment as a priest. She was always so kind, such a good cook, never complained about washing my socks and the rest of my laundry. She also had a good ear for listening to the frustrations of a young priest! May God bless her for all her goodness, and you, her family, for being present to her throughout her long life!
Fr. Jim Dillenburg - May 25, 2019
Over the many years of working with Eleanore to serve the families of St. Augustine parish members families during their time of loss. Eleanore was always there to faithfully prepare and coordinate the funeral luncheons. It was evident that she had the heart of a servant, and she also made the best potato salad ever. My deepest condolences to her family and friends.
Bud Wieting (Friend ) - May 23, 2019