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LOUISA MAE EICHHAMMER, 77, passed away peacefully Saturday, April 19, 2014, at Sweet brook Care Center, Williams town. Born Louisa Mae Reddersen on July 22, 1936, in Wood burn, she was one of the three daughters of Betty (Vogtman) and Arthur Reddersen. She attended local Woodburn schools, graduating from Woodburn High School in 1954. She attended Valparaiso University in Indiana where she met her husband Charles Henry Eichhammer. They married in 1958. Louisa and her husband lived in many states across the country be for settling in the New York City area, where Charles was from. She held many different administrative jobs while there including Walt Disney Corporation and Kelley Employment Services. In July of 1976, Louisa and her husband left the city life and moved to Williamstown, Mass. where they purchased and operated the Elwall Pines Motel, a long established motel in Williamstown. In August of 1978, Charles unexpectedly passed away. Louisa continued to operate the motel until 1994. Wanting to retire and spend some time south, Louisa moved to Auburndale, Fla. where she lived until returning to Williamstown in 2006. Louisa is survived by her son, Craig (Amy) Eichhammer of North Adams; and step-granddaugh ter, Bailee Duquette. She also leaves two sisters, Linda (Bruce) Yerks of Michigan and Beverly (Robert) Hormann Robert of Missouri; and a brother-in-law, John (Ruth) Eichhammer of Arizona; and numerous nieces and nephews. Louisa's family would like to thank the nurses and staff of Sweetbrook Care Center who took such good care of her in her final days. Per the family's request, there are no calling hours. Memorial donations may be made in her memory to Hospice Care of the Berkshires through the Flynn & Dagnoli Funeral Home, 74 Marshall St., North Adams, MA 01247, who are in charge of arrangements.
Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Apr. 26, 2014