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Eleanor M. "Ell" Allard


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Eleanor M. "Ell" Allard Obituary
Eleanor M. "Ell" Allard, age 75 of Appleton, loving wife, mother, and grandmother, passed away with family by her side on Saturday, May 12, 2012 to the loving arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Ell was born on October 10, 1936 in Appleton, daughter of the late Henry and Marge (Clancy) Grapengieser. On July 7, 1956, she was married to Larry Allard and they made their home in Appleton. Ell enjoyed playing cards, cooking, her cardinal birds, going up north, her plants and flowers, the Packers, fishing, and being with her family.

Ell is survived by her loving husband, Larry; three sons, Gary (Carol) Allard, Mike (Julie) Allard, and David Allard; two daughters, Sandy (Mark) Vandenberg, and Lori (George) Tong; 14 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She is further survived by four brothers, Carl Grapengieser, Chuck (Karen) Grapengieser, Tim (Sharon) Grapengieser, and Terry (Marge) Grapengieser; one sister, Jean; a sister-in-law, Annette Grapengieser; two brothers-in-law, Brian (Shirley) Allard and Don (Sue) Allard; her best friend, Norma Bolduan; and the family pets. She was further preceded in death by her father and mother-in-law, Ashton and Thelma Allard; two brothers, Pete and Jeff Grapengieser; a sister-in-law, Corrine Grapengieser, and best friend, Jim Bolduan.

A memorial service for Ell will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 19, 2012 at VALLEY FUNERAL HOME, 2211 N. Richmond St. Appleton. Friends may call on Saturday at the funeral home from 2:00 p.m. until the time of the service.

The family would like to send a special thanks to all the beautiful people at St. Elizabeth Hospital and Oakridge Gardens for their love and care for Mom.

You are our mother, best friend, and angel. We will love and miss you always, mom.

Honey, you are my wife and soulmate. I will love you forever. All my love, Larry.

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Published in Appleton Post-Crescent from May 17 to May 18, 2012
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