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Eleanor Mary Larson

1936 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Larson, Eleanor Mary
80, passed away into the hands of the Lord on July 12, 2016. She was born to the late Joseph and Anna Weissert on May 28, 1936 in Bellevue, PA. She was a prominent and dedicated employee of the Roosevelt Water Conservation District (RWCD). In addition to working at RWCD, Eleanor worked for Suburban General Hospital and delivered food trays to patients, she worked for Dunkin Donuts, was an owner of Country Mile Restaurant, which she was very well known for and was a major part of her life. She also worked for a bank as well as for Merrill Gardens; she was very proud of her career accomplishments. Eleanor found enjoyment in many different activities from tending to her garden, knitting, cooking and baking, tooling with leather, made purses, wallets and belts and just sitting down to watch a good movie, but nothing brought her more joy that spending time with her family. She was an avid sports fan and loved to watch the Arizona Diamond Backs as well as the Arizona Cardinals. She was deeply devoted to her family and was happy to celebrate her 80th Birthday in May surrounded by her family and friends. Eleanor is preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Anna and two daughters, Debbie Rusiski and Cheryl Fellinz. She survived by her sister, Lois Skrabut; two sons, EJ (Sally) Rusiski and John (Jessica) Larson; two daughters, Patty (John) Janssen, Cathy (Mark) Lewis; son-in-law Dennis Felinz; nine grandchildren, Jonell, Jolene, Bobby, Jesse, Ronnie, Cody, Tony, Amber and Jammie; as well as numerous great grandchildren and friends. A celebration of her life will be at 2:00pm, Saturday, July 23, 2016 at Mariposa Gardens Cemetery Chapel, 6747 E. Broadway Rd, Mesa, AZ. Memorials may be made in Eleanor's name to Banner Hospice, 275 E. Germann Rd., Suite 110, Gilbert, AZ 85297 Phone (480) 657-1100. Arrangements entrusted to Mariposa Gardens (480) 830-4422
Published in The Arizona Republic on July 17, 2016
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