August 15, 1918 – October 24, 2021
KENOSHA – Eleanor McDowell, 103, formerly of Kenosha, late Racine, passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, October 24, 2021, with her beloved niece by her side.
She was born August 15, 1918 to the late Alfred and Bessie (Wiseman) McDowell in Little River, WI. She was educated at Kenosha Schools, graduated from Mary D. Bradford High School and Gateway Technical College.
Eleanor was employed at Quaker Stretcher in Kenosha and at Quaker Industries in Zion, IL. She worked at the Kenosha Public Library for many years.
Eleanor volunteered with Meals on Wheels for over 15 years and also enjoyed volunteering at the Kenosha Public Museum until she was 90. She loved to read, paint, travel and listen to music. She also entered flowers to be judged at the Kenosha County Fair. She was a member of RSVP and the League of Women’s Voters.
Eleanor was a member of St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church where she served on the Altars Guild.
Eleanor is survived by a sister Joyce Wardell of Kenosha; and several nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her parents; and his brothers: Gordon, Cliff and Gerald.
A memorial service for Eleanor will be held on Saturday, November 6 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church (5900 – 7th Ave.) with a memorial service at 11:00 a.m. In consideration of others, please wear a mask. In lieu of flowers, memorials would be appreciated at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church or the Kenosha Public Museum.
Bruch-Hansen Funeral Home
6019 – 7th avenue
Kenosha, WI 53143
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Posted by Kenosha News on October 31, 2021.