Eileen H. (1925 - 2003)
Contact: Kipp Kippenhan
----Source: Wednesday, December 3, 2003 edition of the Tribune - Record - Gleaner
Eileen H. Lepori, 78, Loyal, died Monday, Nov. 24, 2003, in the Palliative Care Unit of St. Joseph's Hospital, Marshfield. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 26, at St. Anthony's Catholic Church. The Rev. Roman Kaiser officiated. Burial was in the Neillsville Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers were Mike Lepori, Angie Malkovec, Ian Malkovec, Bob Anderegg, Jack Anderegg, and Garret Casperson.
Eileen H. Hoeft was born May 21, 1925, in Tigerton, to Frank and Ottelia (nee Monicke) Hoeft. She grew up in the Granton area, attended school in the Town of Lynn, and graduated from Granton High School in 1943. After graduation, she worked in the Milwaukee area until her marriage. She married Stephen Lepori in April, 1945 at St. Mary's Catholic Church parsonage. After their marriage, they farmed in the Town of York, and she also worked at Northern Auto, Marshfield, for 27 years. Following their reetirement, she traveled and worked for many convents as an interpreter through the Peace Corps in Costa Rica. She moved to Loyal to be near her twin sister in 1998, and resided here until her death. Her interests included writing stories and riding her bicycle.
Survivors include one sister, Frances Drescher, Loyal; her children, Patty (Stephen) Pilsner, Madison, Mary (Patrick) Rupinski, Birmingham, Ala., and Stephen (Kathy) Lepori, Spencer; her grandchildren Dustin and Dayna Pilsner, Andrew and Jennifer Rupinski, Angela (Frank) Malkovec, and Michael Lepori; her great-grandchildren, Ashley, Mason, and Garret casperson, and Ian and Elizabeth Malkovec; and her nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, in 1986; her twin sister, Arlene Anderegg, in 1998; her brother, Ray, in 2000; and her brother, Ewald, in 1967.
Cuddie Funeral Home, Loyal, assisted the family with arrangements.
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