Eleanor Fankhauser, age 91 of Williams, died on Saturday, December 17, 2011 at Southfield Wellness Community in Webster City. Funeral services will be 10:30 A.M. Wednesday December 21, 2011 at the United Church Of Christ in Blairsburg with burial at The New Hampton Cemetery in New Hampton, Iowa. Visitation will be from 5-7 P.M. at the United Church of Christ in Blairsburg.
Eleanor Elizabeth Fankhauser was born on August 29, 1919 to Joe and Mary (Boellerschen) Heit in New Hampton, Iowa. Eleanor was united in marriage to Roy Fankhauser on December 26, 1938 in Lansing, Iowa. Eleanor was a member of the United Church of Christ Congregational where she was involved with the Church Circle and also cleaned the Church. She had also worked at Beam Mfg. in Webster City, at their D-X Station in Blairsburg and also as a cook at the N.E.H. School in Blairsburg.
Eleanor is survived by three sons Larry (Beth) Fankhauser of Fort Worth, Texas, Paul (Mary) Fankhauser of Williams, Iowa and Jim (Jan) Fankhauser of Renwick, Iowa, 6 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and 5 great-great-grandchildren.
Eleanor was preceded in death by her husband Roy, her parents, a sister Lorraine Holschlag, and three brothers Jerome, Ralph, and Ray Heit