Eleanor J. (Akre) Emrick

Born: Thu., Apr. 1, 1926
Died: Sun., Apr. 2, 2017


4:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Thu., Apr. 06, 2017
Location: Cleveland Rd. Location

Funeral Service

6:00 PM Thu., Apr. 06, 2017
Location: Cleveland Rd. Location

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 Eleanor J. Emrick
Eleanor J. Emrick, 91, of Granger, passed away Sunday, April 2, 2017, at Brookdale Senior Living, Granger. Eleanor was born April 1, 1926 in South Bend, to the late Mary (Kruk) and Lawrence Akre. On August 11, 1946 in South Bend, Eleanor married Ray “Bud” Emrick, who passed away September 17, 2007. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Lorraine Kish. Eleanor is survived by her daughter, Sandy (Keith) Kaniewski of South Bend, son, Larry Scott (Pam) Emrick of Cassopolis, MI, four granddaughters, Emily (Kent) Reese, of Constantine, MI, Brianna (Jesse) Hewson, of Madras, OR, Kristen (Danny) Causey, of Franklin, IN, and Lisa Kaniewski, of Mishawaka, three great- grandsons, Michael and Cody Reese, and Wyatt Hewson. Eleanor worked for N.J.A.T.C. until her retirement. They were active members of the First Christian Church before its closing. Eleanor was a long time member of School Men’s Wife’s Club. After Bud’s retirement from teaching, they became members of the “snowbird’s club” and spent their winters in Navarre Beach, Florida. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the caregivers and nurses at Arborwood/Brookdale, Granger, IN. We would like also to express our gratitude to Bonnie and the aides from the Center for Hospice. Visitation will held from 4:00 until 6:00 p.m. Thursday, April 6, 2017 at Welsheimer Family Funeral Home North, 17033 Cleveland Road, with services to follow at 6:00 p.m. Private burial will be held at Saint Joseph Valley Memorial Park Cemetery, Granger. Memorial contributions may be made to the Center for Hospice Care, 501 Comfort Place, Mishawaka, IN, 46545. Family and friends may leave e-mail condolences at www.welsheimer.com

Charitable donations may be made in Eleanor's memory to the following organization:

Center for Hospice Care,
501 Comfort Ln., Mishawaka, IN, 46545

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Kevin & Suzanne Freel
   Posted Wed April 05, 2017
Sandy and Family: We are so sorry to hear about your mom. Find peace in knowing that she is in a better place with no pain or suffering and spending eternal life with your dad. Sure wish we could be there; but rest assured that you and Keith and the girls are in our thoughts.

Love you guys......Kevin & Suz

Mark and Linda Marker
   Posted Wed April 05, 2017
Dear Emrick Family,
We have fond memories of years past when the Emrick/VonBergen/Marker extended families gathered together. We send our sympathy to all of you on Eleanor's death.

Nila App
   Posted Thu April 06, 2017
Emily and Family: With sympathy for your loss. Thinking of you today and in the days ahead.
From the staff at MHS.

Barbara J. Ziolkowski
   Posted Thu April 06, 2017
Dear Sandy and Larry,
I'm so very sorry to read about your mother in yesterday's SN Tribune. Louise Rzeszewski and I are sending our condolences. I have such good memories of our family gatherings and visits. Sandy, I'm so glad that you and I had a couple of chances to talk at the art shows and reminisce. Love and blessings to you and your family.

Dick and Loanna Rockstroh
   Posted Thu April 06, 2017
To the Family of Eleanor Emrick,

Eleanor and Bud were friends of ours at 1st Christian Church.
We enjoyed their friendship and send our blessings to their children.

Dick and Loanna Rockstroh