Eleanor M. Gleason, 86, of Bellwood Nursing Home, Peoria, Ill.,
formerly of Woodbine Way, South Bend, Ind., died at on
Sunday, Nov. 21, in the nursing home.
She was born on May 10, 1913, in South Bend, to Gertrude
(Raunbuhler) and Richard Schimmel, who both preceded her in
On Feb. 8, 1947, in South Bend, as Eleanor Schimmel, she
married Richard Gleason, who survives.
Mrs. Gleason is also survived by a daughter, Janice Kleppe of
Peoria; a son, Michael Gleason of LaMirada, Calif.; three
grandchildren, Sheila Fink, Joseph and Sharon Kleppe; and by a
sister, Katherine Hurrall of Saugus, Calif.
Mrs. Gleason was a retired service representative for the Bell
Telephone Company. She was a member of St. Paul's LutheranChurch,
South Bend, the Michiana Tidal Waves, and was a life member of
the Epsilon Theta Chapter of the Sigma Alpha Sorority. During
World War II she served in the U.S. Navy WAVES.
Services for Mrs. Gleason will be at on Wednesday, Nov.
24, in the Welsheimer Funeral Home, 521 N. William Street, South
Bend. Rev. Gregory Fiechtner of St. Paul's LutheranChurch will
conduct the services.
Friends may call from to on Wednesday in the funeral
home. Burial will be in RiverviewCemetery, South Bend.
The family has requested that memorial contributions be made
to St. Paul's LutheranChurch, 51490 Laurel Road, South Bend, IN46637.