ELAINE M. “SIS” HERDRICH
ELAINE M. “SIS” HERDRICH, age 88, of Greenwood, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at the Clark County Living & Rehab Center, in Owen, WI. Funeral services will be held at 11am on Thursday, October 25, 2018 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, in Greenwood. Rev. Leo Stanislaus will officiate, and burial will follow in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers will be: Jennifer Trudeau, Renee Herdrich, Preston, Genett, Sheryl Lund, Michelle Mielke and Trenton Opelt. Visitation will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 from 4pm to 8pm, with a 7:30pm rosary service, and again on Thursday, from 10am until time of service.
Elaine Marie Lindner was born on December 22, 1929 in Loyal, WI, to Casper and Marie (Keller) Lindner. She was raised on the family farm and received her education at St. Mary’s Catholic School and graduated from Greenwood High School in 1948. Elaine was united in marriage to Wayne Herdrich on April 8, 1953 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Greenwood. They later divorced. She farmed in the Town of Eaton and worked as a bookkeeper/teller at Farmer’s and Merchant’s Bank, in Greenwood, for 17 years. After moving off the farm, she owned and operated the Greenwood Cafe from 1986 to 1996. Elaine then became involved with the Greenwood American Legion, cooking many meals for all kinds of events, including, weddings, birthdays and funerals. She also was a substitute cook for the Greenwood High School, volunteered at St. Mary’s School, and cooked for many local events.
She was a very active lifelong member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and St. Anne’s Society, a member of the Greenwood American Legion Auxiliary, and served as treasurer for the Town of Eaton and on the town election board for many years.
Elaine had many interests, but especially enjoyed farming, cooking and baking. She loved spending time with her family and friends. Her grandchildren were the love of her life. She also spent many years cooking at the family cabin up north during deer hunting in November.
She will be dearly missed by her daughters: Janet (Timothy) Wojcik of Stanley, Jeanne (Peter) Opelt of Greenwood, Barbara (Edward) Genett of Auburndale; 13 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; 2 daughters-in-law: Susan Herdrich of Greenwood, Trudy Herdrich of Eau Claire; 5 sisters: Jacqueline Lindner of Greenwood, Irene Wilke of Loyal, Jeanette Sullivan of Virginia, Shirley (Henry) Janezich of Willard, Dorothy Wessell of Sheboygan; 4 brothers: Donald (MaryAnn) Lindner of Greenwood, Arthur (Shirley) Lindner of Loyal, Richard (Bonnie) Lindner of Greenwood, LaVerne (Joan) Lindner of Loyal; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Elaine was preceded in death by her parents; 2 sons: James “Jimmer” in 2009 and Kenneth in 2011; one brother: Carl Lindner in 2008; and her special friend: Lawrence “Ozzie” Jackson in 2010.
A special thank you to her sister, Jackie, for the care provided to our Mom these past two years.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be directed to St. Mary’s Memorial Fund.
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