L. Eileen Einerson, age 104, of Platteville, went to her heavenly home on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at her residence in Our House, Platteville. She was born Oct. 19, 1913 in rural Blanchardville, the third child of Martin and Belinda (Swiggum) Einerson. She attended rural elementary school. As a teenager, Eileen experienced a devastating tornado on her parent’s farm and graduated from Blanchardville High School with the class of 1932. A year later she graduated from Platteville Normal School. Eileen began a long teaching career at Prairie Ridge Rural School. From there she taught for ten years at the Einerson Elementary School, the school she had attended as a child. She then returned to what is now UW-Platteville to get a B.S. Degree in Education. She taught four years at Prairie du Sac, and then Monroe. In 1967, she received her Master’s Degree in Education from UW-Platteville. Eileen taught third grade in Apple River and Warren, Ill., retiring in 1979. She enjoyed traveling, including attending five world fairs from 1939 to 1974. She was an avid sports fan, listening on the radio and later watching games on television. Some of her favorites were the Wisconsin State Boys Basketball tournament, UW-Platteville teams, Wisconsin Badgers, Milwaukee Brewers, and Green Bay Packers. A daily newspaper reader, Eileen kept up with what was happening in the country and the world well past her last birthday. She enjoyed spending time with her family – parents, siblings, nieces and nephews, and cousins, as well as friends.
Eileen is survived by five nephews: Mal Einerson of Middleton, Ron (Delores) Einerson of Neenah, Gary Einerson of Sun Prairie, Dean A. (Barbara) Einerson of Milwaukee, and Paul Einerson of Oshkosh; three nieces: Carla (Clark) Buchanan of Markesan, Randee (David) Loss of Hudson, and Margaret (John) Winn of Oshkosh; one niece-in-law, Bich du Einerson of Janesville; 21 grand nieces and nephews, and many great-grand nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, five brothers and sisters: Herberts, Martin, Dean, Joan (Erica) Hirsbrunner, and Clairys Stark; three sister-in-laws: Rose Einerson, Mary Jo Einerson, and Mary Lou Einerson; two brothers-in-law: Gus Stark and Oswald Hirsbrunner; two nephews: John (Ellen) Einerson and David Einerson; and two niece-in-laws: Vi Einerson, and Sandi Einerson.
Funeral services were 11:00 a.m. on Monday, March 26, 2018 at the Martin Schwartz Funeral Home & Crematory in Platteville where Pastor Ethan Larson officiated. Burial was in Old York Cemetery, Blanchardville. Visitation was Monday, March 26, 2018 at the Martin Schwartz Funeral Home & Crematory in Platteville from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. In lieu of plants and flowers an L. Eileen Einerson Memorial Fund has been established. The Martin Schwartz Funeral Home & Crematory in Platteville is entrusted with her services.
The Family wishes to express a special thank you to the staff at Our House – Platteville, for the many years of assistance and care given to our aunt. Also, our appreciation to St. Croix Hospice for their caring and assistance the past year and a half.
Online condolences: www.martinschwartzfuneralhomes.com.