Eleanor V. Servais, 97, of Richland Center and formerly of La Crosse died Tuesday, February 13, 2018, at Pine Valley Nursing Home in Richland Center, Wisconsin. She was born May 12, 1920, in Arcadia, Wisconsin, to James C. Foss and Ada (Bergerson) Foss. On September 25, 1940, she married Alvin Servais.
They moved to La Crosse in 1946. She worked in the north side voting booth for many years. Eleanor was a lifetime member of Harry J. Olson Senior Center where she was elected Autumn Queen in September 1998. She also was the head of the euchre group for many years. She was an excellent cook, a hard worker and did volunteer work at Hillview Healthcare Center and Harry J. Olson Senior Center.
She was preceded in death by her husband Alvin, daughter Marlet, father, mother, sister, and brother. She is survived by her children, Gordon (Susan) of Cazenovia, WI; Patricia Servais (Tom Whelan) of Lexington, Massachusetts and Suzanne (Tom) Chorn of New Brighton, Minnesota. She is also survived by eight grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 pm on Monday February 19, 2018 at the Fossum Funeral and Cremation Service in Onalaska. The Reverend Scott Skogen will officiate. Burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery in La Crosse. Friends may call at the Funeral Home on Monday from 12:30 pm until the time of the service.
Memorials may be given to Trinity Lutheran Church or Harry J. Olson Senior Center.
I'd like the memory of me to be a happy one.
I'd like to leave an afterglow of smiles when life is done.
I'd like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways of happy times and laughing times of bright and sunny days.
I'd like the tears of those who grieve to dry before the sun of happy memories that I leave when life is done.