Eleanor M. Pillsbury


Eleanor M. Pillsbury, age 93 of Fox Lake, passed away on Monday, October 1, 2018 at Waupun Memorial Hospital.

Eleanor was born on December 12, 1924 in rural Fox Lake, the daughter of Alfred and Ella (Grahms) Born. She was united in marriage to Edwin Dahlke in 1943; he preceded her in death in 1944. On October 8, 1949, she married Willard “Bill” Pillsbury in Fox Lake and together they enjoyed 60 years of marriage. She worked as a chef at Sunset Hills Golf & Supper Club, Wild Goose Inn and Edna’s, before retiring from Specialties, Inc. in Beaver Dam. Her hobbies included bowling in her earlier years, going to the casino and cheering on the Green Bay Packers.

Eleanor is survived by her children Gale (Susan) Dahlke of Fox Lake, Christean (Bill) Frank of Fox Lake and Dean (Nicole Molnar) Pillsbury of Waupun; 8 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-granddaughter; sister-in-law, Shirley Parks of Fox Lake; brother-in-law, Don “Speed” (Sharon) Pillsbury of Fox Lake; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; 2 sisters; 2 brothers and other relatives.

Honoring Eleanor’s wishes, private family services will be held at Cornerstone. Burial will take place at Riverside Memorial Park, Fox Lake.

Cornerstone Funeral & Cremation Services, 135 Keller Blvd., Beaver Dam is honored to be serving the family. You may send private online condolences or sign the family’s guest book at www.cstonefs.com.