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Eileen E. Dow

Eileen E. Dow, 79, of Fond du Lac, died Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at St. Agnes Hospital. She was born October 4, 1934 in Cedarburg, WI, the daughter of Edwin and Mabel Schneider Gollnick. On October 3, 1959 she married John D. Dow at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cedarburg, WI. Eileen worked for Mercury Marine as the president's assistant until 1964 when she began to raise her family. She was a member of Hope Lutheran Church and the church choir for over 20 years. Eileen enjoyed community theater, community concerts, singing in the church choir, reading, was an avid quilter and DWTS fan, and loved spending time with her family.

She is survived by her husband, John; two daughters, Susan (Scott) McCreedy, Monument, CO and Laura Dow, Fond du Lac; two granddaughters, Courtney McCreedy, Denton, TX and Rachel McCreedy, Monument, CO; two brothers, Howard (Lore) Gollnick, Bradenton, FL and Robert (Dorothy) Gollnick, Ocean Shores, WA; two sisters, Barb (Bill) Henkel, Hawthorn Woods, IL and Carol Nobel, Tyler, TX; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Cremation has taken place.

The family extends a special thank you to Dr. Francisco Soto of St. Nicholas Hospital in Sheboygan for his care and to the staff of St. Agnes Hospital for their gracious care and compassion given to Eileen.

In lieu of flowers a memorial in Eileen's name can be made to Caring Voices Coalition or Scleroderma Foundation.

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Published in Fond du Lac Reporter on Apr. 24, 2014
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