Golden Valley MN. - Historian, author, educator, beloved aunt, step-mother and friend died on May 7, 2018, in Golden Valley, MN, at age 95. Eleanor was born in St. Paul, MN on June 15, 1922 to Dr. Edward & Clare (O'Neill) Goltz. She graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1943 & earned her PhD at Cornell University in 1948.
Eleanor was a Rhodes Scholar; a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and a Professor of History for 30 years at Michigan State University at East Lansing, where she chaired the Classical Studies Department from 1965 to 1990. She wrote the book, "Mark Antony: A Biography," in 1978.
She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers: Dr. Robert Goltz, Dr. Neill Goltz and Edward Goltz, and two husbands: Elias Huzar (1950) and Bruce I. Granger (1991 to 2009). She is survived by 10 nieces and nephews and a step-son, and their families. Eleanor is warmly remembered by family, friends, colleagues and former students for her kindness, grace, wisdom and deep love for her family and her Catholic faith.
A funeral mass will be held for Eleanor at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church in Golden Valley, MN on Saturday, July 14, 2018 at 11:00 a.m., with burial to follow at Calvary Cemetery in St. Paul.
Published by Lansing State Journal on Jul. 1, 2018.
I went from a nowhere state college in southeast Missouri, via a scholarship to Cornell, where I gained a Master's degree and a husband, whom I helped with his PhD and with whom I have written and published a lifetime of scholarly articles and books in medieval history, and continue to do so at the age of 84. Eleanor, to her dismay but to my very good fortune condemned to teach for a while at that dinky college, was the wellspring and continuing encouragement for it all.
July 9, 2018
A wonderful lady and long time friend in East Lansing, Michigan. In the mid-1960s, She was a founding member of an experimental non-geographical Catholic parish in the diocese of Lansing and saw the Community of John the 23rd grow to 25 families and replicate the vibrant early days of Catholicism and promoting the growth and exercise of Christian faith for many years until its assimilation into St. John Student Parish in East Lansing. We join her relatives and friends in Minnesota in celebrating a life dedicated to spiritual and academic excellence . Vic and Elaine Weipert.
Vic and Elaine Weipert
July 1, 2018
An excellent and memorable educator at Michigan State. I was in her class 41 years ago and have never forgotten her. Rest In Peace.