MADISON--Eunice A. Ellenberger, age 103, passed away on Monday, May 7, 2018, at Oakwood Village. She was born on Aug. 23, 1914, in Nadeau, Mich., the daughter of the late Andrew and Hanna (Christiansen) Benson. Eunice graduated in 1932 from Sturgeon Bay High School. She was married to William Ray Ellenberger on June 17, 1950, in Chicago, Ill.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, William on Sept. 9, 1981; brothers, Harold and Clarence as infants, Lloyd Benson, Kenneth Benson, Gerald Benson, and Maurice Benson; and sisters, Lucille Moore, and Evelyn Sheski.
She is survived by two sons, Ray (Mary) Ellenberger of Belleville, Wis., and Gary Ellenberger of Middleton, Wis.; two grandchildren, Erik and Brett Ellenberger of Fitchburg, Wis.; two sisters, Harriet Boruch of Schofield, Wis., and Verna Perras of Indianapolis, Ind.; and three brothers, Richard Benson of Powers, Mich., Andrew (Judy) Benson of Hubertus, Wis., and Vernon "Butch" (Mary) Benson of Holmen, Wis. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made out in memory of Eunice to Oakwood Foundation.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 14, 2018, at OAKWOOD VILLAGE--RESURRECTION CHAPEL, 6205 Mineral Point Road, Madison. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of services. Eunice will be laid to rest at Orchard Beach Cemetery in Rice Lake, Wis.
Dear Gary, You and your mom shared such a special relationship. I know you are missing her, but I'll bet she is enjoying the next realm of her existence. I hope you feel surrounded by caring people and will let us help you through this time of loss. It is slightly astonishing to think of all the changes your mom lived through in her very long life. May you be comforted by goood memories.
Gary, I'm so sorry for your loss. The way you talked about your mother, I thought she'd be immortal. Considering the fine legacy she left in her offspring, she must have had a very good run indeed. She left the world a better place for having been here.
Eunice was was a lovely lady and an inspiration to all. She will be missed.
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