Sunday, November 1, 2009

Eileen (Nuernberger) McDonald

Eileen Mc Donald (Formerly Nuernberger) was born June 1, 1942, in London, England, to Archibald and Kathleen (nee Moroni) Mc Donald. The middle of three girls, she always remained close to sisters Maureen Wadkin (Colin) and Carol Eisenmen (Jim).

In her youth she holidayed in Spain, France and the UK. She has always been interested in clothing and music. She won first prize in a local beauty contest. She married an American Airman and emigrated to the U.S. in 1964. Staying true to her dedication and love of family, she had three children; Cheryl Lynne McDonald-Wensing (Mike Wensing), Kevin Neil Nuernberger, and Andrew Colin Nuernberger (Brad Nehrbass). She loved and was very proud of her three grandsons, Isaac Hawk Nuernberger, Devon Michael Wensing and Benjamin Ian Wensing. Though not always able to be physically present due to extreme geographical distance, she loved and was loved by her nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephew.

She worked hard in a number of jobs over the years. She would do anything to feed, clothe and house her family. Most recently she was a dietary manager for Sodhexo at All Saints. She was always well-liked by those who met her, and many of her children's friends grew to love her like a second mother. She was always supportive and loving to people. She was passionate about reading, something that she imparted to her children. Education (learning), travel, kindness, generosity and patience were just a few of her values that she lived by.

Eileen moved on to her next phase of existence early on the morning of Sunday, November 1, 2009. She was preceded by her mother and father. Her physical absence will cause much pain, but she will always be in the hearts, minds and spirits of the ones she loved. A Farewell Celebration will be held at McAulliff's Pub, 3700 Meachem Rd., Racine, WI 53406 (262-554-9695) from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturday, November 7. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Racine Literacy Council.

803 Main St., Racine (262) 634-7888

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