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Helen L. Eilders

October 15, 1926 November 15, 2015
Helen L. Eilders
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Pecatonica - Helen L. Eilders, 89, died Sunday, November 15, 2015, in UW Hospital, Madison, WI, after a short illness. Born October 15, 1926, in Freeport, the daughter of Oscar and Florence (Wolfinberger) Bardell. Helen married Emmert Eilders on March 21, 1945, in Freeport. Together, they farmed in German Valley for 18 years. She was employed at Newell Rubbermaid Co., Freeport, as a factory worker for 26 years, retiring in 1992. Helen cherished her time spent with her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, and enjoyed reading and embroidering.

Helen is lovingly survived by her children, Janet Anderson of Pecatonica, Linda (Larry) Ingram of German Valley, and Vernon (Mary Beth) Eilders of German Valley; 12 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Gladys Bardell of Freeport; numerous nieces and nephews; and dear friends, Erma Ball of German Valley and Betty Bardell of Pecatonica. She was predeceased by her husband, Emmert Eilders in 1983; daughters, Patricia and Leean Eilders; sons, Russell and Richard Eilders; son-in-law, Dennis Anderson; brothers, Harold and Carl Bardell and John and Everett Strohacker; and sister, Rose Mary Bardell.

Funeral Information

Service 10:00 a.m. Friday, November 20, 2015, in Silver Creek Reformed Church, 326 S. Bunker Hill Road, German Valley, with the Rev. Grant Mulder officiating. Burial in White Oak Cemetery, Forreston. Visitation 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Thursday, November 19, 2015, in the church.
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