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Eleanor J. Tremayne

October 22, 1924 — October 13, 2016

Eleanor Josephine (Patterson) Tremayne, 91, of Walthill, NE, passed away Thursday, October 13, 2016 at Countryside Health Care Center in Sioux City, IA. Funeral services will be Monday, October 17, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Walthill; Pastor Brion Tolzman will be officiating. The visitation will be held on Sunday, October 16, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Munderloh-Smith Funeral Home in Pender, NE.  Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery in Walthill. Memorials may be directed to the family for future designation. Arrangements are under the direction of Munderloh-Smith Funeral Home in Pender, NE.  Eleanor was born on October 22, 1924 in Wisner, NE to Joseph and Myrtle (Frey) Patterson. She was baptized on November 16, 1926 and confirmed on September 22, 1940 at St. Lukes Lutheran Church in Emerson, NE. Eleanor graduated from Emerson High School in 1941, where she participated in Normal Training.  She began teaching at age 16 in rural Winnebago.  On February 2, 1946, Eleanor married Glen Tremayne in Emerson and to this union three children were born: Roger, Starla, and Merlyn.  They began their life together on the family farm, west of Walthill.  In 1949 they moved to their current farm place, where Eleanor lived for the next 65 years.  When Glen passed away in 1974, she continued to help on the farm until recently when her health began to fail.  She is well known for the meals and lunches that she provided for the men on the farm, as well as her grandchildren.   Anyone that knows Eleanor will tell your that her specialty was chocolate chip cookies and brownies.  When not cooking or baking, she was busy chasing after parts on a moment's notice.  She was an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Walthill; serving on the Ladies Aid, Bible school, and Sunday school. Eleanor is survived by her sons, Roger (LeaAnn) Tremayne of Walthill, NE, Merlyn (Kristy) Tremayne of Homer, NE; daughter, Starla (Dave) Benedix of Kingsley, IA; 9 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; and sisters, Bernice Nelson and Margaret Voss.
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Sunday, October 16, 2016

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Munderloh - Smith Funeral Home - Pender

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Monday, October 17, 2016

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