Eleanor Katherine Coffield, 89, of Ladysmith, Wis., passed away on Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013, at Ladysmith Nursing Home after a long battle with Alzheimer’s Disease.
Eleanor was born in Thorp, Wis., on April 22, 1924; daughter of Peter and Katherine Novak Kostick. She married John L. Coffield in St. Mary’s Church in Lublin, Wis., on Sept. 6, 1947. They moved to the Ladysmith area in 1957.
Many of the activities she enjoyed were: Republican’s Women’s League, The Order of Secular Servants of Mary, Rusk County Department on Aging, Kinship, Bible Study and Our Lady of Sorrows Church. She loved nature and its beauty and always grew many flowers, a large vegetable garden and rows of strawberries. She raised six children while managing a small farm. She was very creative and enjoyed oil painting, cooking and baking. Her greatest gift to us was an unwavering example of her faith in Jesus Christ.
Eleanor is survived by her husband John; her children John Peter (Laura) Coffield, Anoka, Minn.; Michael Thomas Coffield, Eau Claire, Wis.; Mark James (Linda) Coffield, Caledonia, Minn.; Patricia Lee Tabor (fiancee LeRoy Otto), Frontenac, Minn.; Jean Marie (Craig) Brewster, Lakeville, Minn.; Cynthia Margaret (Tim Hartin), Tucson, Ariz.; her grandchildren Justin, Melissa, Katie, Nicholas, Shane, Ashley, Angela, Collin and Carson; her great-grandchildren Andrew, Maximus, Ethan, Grace and Madison; her brothers Toby, Fred, Ray and Roman Kostick.
Funeral services for Eleanor will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 3, at Our Lady of Sorrows Church in Ladysmith with Fr. Gene Murphy and Deacon Doug Sorenson officiating. Family will receive friends at 10 a.m., Tuesday at the church until service time. Burial will be in Ft. Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis, Minn., on Wednesday, Dec. 4.
The Nash-Jackan Funeral Home is assisting with the arrangements.
Memorials are preferred for Kinship of Rusk County, 209 East Third St. S, Ladysmith, Wis., 54848.