Obit: Stinebrink, Eleanor "Ellie" Louise M. (1924 - 2004)

Contact: Kipp Kippenhan

Wednesday, May 26, 2004 edition of the Clark County press

Eleanor 'Ellie' Louise Margaret Stinebrink

Eleanor "Ellie" Louise Margaret Stinebrink, age 79, of Wildwood Lane, Lake Geneva, died Thursday, May 13, 2004, at Aurora Lakeland Medical Center, Elkhorn.

Eleanor was born Oct. 5, 1924 in Baraboo, the daughter of Frederick and Johanna (nee Schlegel) Rudolph. She graduated from Baraboo High School, class of 1942, and was united in marriage to Edward C. Stinebrink on Sept. 7, 1946, in Baraboo. She worked for the FBI in Washington, D.C. during World War II, Wisconsin Telephone Co., Fort Atkinson Memorial Hospital, Fort Atkinson, and was then a homemaker until she and her husband and family started their own grocery business in Lake Geneva named Super Valu in 1974. On Oct. 27, 1981, they opened Pick 'N Save grocery store in Lake Geneva. Eleanor was a member of the First Evangelical Lutheran Church of Lake Geneva.

Surviving are her husband, Edward; daughter, Rhonda (Brett) Behrens, of Lake Geneva; sons, Craig (Dawn), of Bear Valley; Jerry (Kay), Mark (Mary), Brett (Debra), all of Lake Geneva; Kurt (Elizabeth), of Prescott, Ariz.; and Jeff (Gwen) Stinebrink, of Kenosha; 16 grandchildren; a sister, Joan Woodward, of Neillsville; and a brother, Frederick Jr. (Susan), of Rock Springs.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a granddaughter, Holly; a sister and a brother; one sister-in-law; two brothers-in-law.

Funeral services were held May 17, at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lake Geneva, Rev. Kurt Grunewald officiated. Burial was in the Oak Hill Cemetery.



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