Eleanor Proell (1920 - 2014)

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Eleanor M. Proell, 94

St. Cloud

January 23, 1920 - May 9, 2014

Mass of Christian burial will be at 10:00 AM on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in St. Cloud for Eleanor Proell who passed away on May 9th  at the Good Shepherd Memory Cottages in Sauk Rapids.  Friends and family may gather one hour prior to the services on Saturday at the church.  Rev. Thomas Knoblach will officiate and interment will be in Assumption Cemetery.  Arrangements have been entrusted to the Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in St. Cloud.

Eleanor was born in Meire Grove, Minnesota to Peter and Rose (Imdieke) Brang.  She married Herbert Proell on August 26, 1941, in Meire Grove. The couple later moved to St. Cloud where they raised five children.  Eleanor enjoyed being a homemaker. She excelled at baking, sewing, quilting, gardening, and was an avid reader, and loved fishing and the Minnesota Twins. For thirteen years, she worked full time at WT Grant Department Store, St. Cloud. When the store closed, she volunteered her time at the Whitney Senior Center.  There she also sang with the Fun singers who performed at local nursing homes. Eleanor loved music, harmonized easily and played both harmonica and accordion by ear.  She was a member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church and the Christian Women. She sang in the church choir, volunteered in the school library, and belonged to the Women's Mission Group.    She was a gracious and giving person and a caring, attentive wife and mother.  Above all, she was a compassionate and good woman.

Eleanor is survived by her husband, Herbert; children, Mark (Irene) of Bloomington, Gary (Glenda) St. Cloud, Jeffrey (Maureen) Sauk Rapids, Joan Mosher of Wauconda, IL, and Joyce (Ken) Kenevan Sauk Centre; nine grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and sisters, Sister Marie Brang of St. Cloud, and Rosemary (Syl) Rothstein of St. Cloud.

She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers, Alphonse and Joseph; and son-in-law Tom Mosher.

The family would like to thank the staff of the Good Shepherd Cottages and St. Croix Hospice for the care given to Eleanor.


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Published in the St. Cloud Times on May 14, 2014
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