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Eleanore Firkus age 87, of Stevens Point passed away Wednesday morning September 26, 2012 at St. Michaels Hospital.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Eleanore will be at 11:00 AM on Saturday September 29, 2012 at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church. Rev. Thomas Lindner will officiate. Visitation will be from 4:00 - 8:00 PM on Friday at the Shuda Funeral Chapel - Stevens Point and again Saturday from 10:00 - 10:45 AM at the funeral chapel. The St. Stanislaus Rosary Society of which Eleanore was a member will lead a general rosary will be prayed at 6:30 Friday evening at the funeral chapel.
Eleanore was born December 27, 1924 in Stevens Point, the daughter of Carl and Agnes (Walenski) Wrycha. She attended local schools, and worked in a factory in Chicago during the war. She married Raymond Firkus on May 21, 1947 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Torun. The couple settled in Stevens Point and raised 7 children. She worked as a waitress for weddings and enjoyed cooking for her family. She made the BEST angel food cake! She liked to play bingo, listening to polka's at church picnics and on the radio on Sunday mornings, and growing flowers. Her love though was her family, and the time she spent with them especially her grandchildren.
She is survived by her 7 children: Richard (Annette); Elaine Kearney; Gerald (Kathi); Wayne (Penny); Jeffery (Shelly); Donald (Michele); Alan (Brenda). 11 grandchildren: Chad, Mike, Josh, Bethany, Jacob, Amber, Nicholas, Dan, Zack, Adam, and Melanie. 2 great grandchildren: Lucia and James. 3 sisters: Adeline Zaidel, Florence (Chester) Wojtalewicz, and Rita Kozak. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Raymond in 1992, one sister Clara Glenn, two brothers Ray and Edward Wrycha, and one son-in-law Bill Kearney.
Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.shudafuneral.com
The family wishes to thank North Haven Assisted Living and St. Michaels Hospital for the loving care she was provided.
Published in Stevens Point Journal from Sept. 27 to Sept. 28, 2012