Eleanor Marcelle <I>Slindee</I> Williams

Eleanor Marcelle Slindee Williams

Death 14 Jan 2005 (aged 91)
Burial Austin, Mower County, Minnesota, USA
Memorial ID 11750111 · View Source
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Eleanor Marcelle Slindee Williams, 91, died Friday, Jan. 14, 2005, surrounded by some of her family at St. Mark's Lutheran Home, Austin.
Eleanor was born June 19, 1913, on the Slindee family farm in Marshall Township near Adams to Andrew Severine and Sophie A. (Huseby) Slindee and attended school in Adams, graduating as valedictorian at Adams High School in 1931.
Her goal was to attend college, so she began working immediately after graduation to earn the money needed. She worked at the Adams post office for one year and then moved to Austin where she was employed as a maid and household manger for the Sease family.
On July 16, 1939, she married L. H. (Harold) Williams of Austin, a widower with 2 children, L.H. Jr., (Bill) and Dorothy. To this union was born a daughter, Suzanne, Eleanor and Harold lived in Austin together until Harold died Jan. 12, 1978.
Eleanor was an active and committed member of St. Olaf Lutheran Church, Austin. She sang in the choir for 56 years, was the first woman to serve on the St. Olaf Lutheran Church council and participated actively in the women's organizations both locally and at the district level, serving as president at both levels.
She enjoyed music, sewing, reading, knitting and gardening, but most of all spending time with her family.
She was preceded in death by parents, Andrew and Sophie Slindee; infant brother Orville; sisters and brother-in-law, Vivian Wiemerslage, Sylvia and Frank Jacobsen, daughter and son-in-law, Dorothy and John Bloch.
She is survived by son, L. H. (Bill) Williams, Jr., (Lois); daughter Suzanne (Daniel) Franklin; grandchildren Barbara (Jeff) Anderson, Bruce (Janet) Williams, Douglas (Deborah) Williams, Kathy Kohn, Matthew (Sandra) Franklin, Amy Franklin, Timothy (Mary) Franklin, Jenny Franklin and Sarah Franklin; great-grandchildren Jenny Anderson, Elisabeth Anderson, Melissa Williams, Michael Williams, Kristen Williams, Benjamin Williams, Andrew Williams, Stephen Williams, Colin Kohn, Kari Kohn, Emilee Franklin, Savannah Franklin and Marshall Franklin; cousins, nieces and nephews.

Funeral Service: 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2005, at St. Olaf Lutheran Church, Austin, with the Rev. Ron Barnett officiating.
Interment: Oakwood Cemetery, Austin.
Visitation: 4-7 p.m. today Monday, Jan. 17, 2005, at Clasen - Jordan Mortuary Chapel and one hour before funeral services Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2005, at St. Olaf Lutheran Church, Austin.
Organist: Neal Erickson.
Funeral Home: Clasen - Jordan Mortuary, Austin.

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  • Created by: K McAlister P
  • Added: 14 Sep 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11750111
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Eleanor Marcelle Slindee Williams (19 Jun 1913–14 Jan 2005), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11750111, citing Oakwood Cemetery, Austin, Mower County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by K McAlister P (contributor 46787693) .