Saturday, January 11, 2014

Eleanor M. (Ulrich) May

With her family by her side, Eleanor M. May, age 90, passed away on Saturday, January 11, 2014, at Lakeshore Manor. Eleanor was born in Milwaukee, WI, on July 4, 1923, daughter of the late Robert and Nora (Nee: Heimermann) Ulrich.

On June 20, 1942, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, she was united in marriage to Alfred H. May, who preceded her in death on February 2, 1980. Eleanor was employed by Nelson’s Variety Stores from 1978 until 2004. She was a member of St. Edward Catholic Church. Eleanor loved playing bingo and the frequent trips to Potawatomi with her friends. Above all she was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother who will be deeply missed.

Survivors include her children, Bob (Jan) May, Bill (Cindy) May, Jim (Mary) May, Jerry (Pam) May, Mary Madisen, Joyce (Larry) Djurich, Barbara (Dan) Owens; grandchildren, Rob (Sue) May, Renee (Gary) Celeste, Josh May, Willy May, Amy Jackowski, Jason May, Brad (Megan) May, Erik May (Tiffany McInerney), DJ (Ellen) Madisen, Matt Madisen (Emily Murray), Josh Madisen, Kirsten Madisen, Amanda (Dan) DeHahn, Steven Djurich (Amanda Grant), Melissa Escamilla (Don Sims), Richie Escamilla, Brittany Hetchler, Jacob “Widget” Hetchler; great-grandchildren, Valorie (Joel) Nyenhuis, Kevin May (Donna Fabris), Justin Celeste (Timber Ritter), Jeremy Celeste (Jessica Frederick), Jenna Celeste, Jessica Celeste, Brianna May, Caleb May, Kayla Rabidoux, Zachary Jackowski, Kirsten May, Haleigh May, Kiera May, Jorden Madisen, Chance Madisen, Bradley Madisen, Lilly Madisen, David Madisen, Melieke Nemeth, Jackson DeHahn, Avery DeHahn, Mason Djurich, Morgan Lofton, Aidan Sims, Kaylan Sims, Logan Sims, Addisan Sims; great-great-grandchildren, Aieden May and Carter Celeste; brother-in-law, Charles May; sister-in-law, Dorothy May; special friend, Rhonda Bose; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her Aunt Louise Bolmes.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, January 16, 2014, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, Hwy 32. Relatives and friends may meet with the family Wednesday at the funeral home from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. and Thursday at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until time of service at 11.

A very special thank you to the entire staff at Lakeshore Manor for their loving and compassionate care. 

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