Eilene E. Leitzinger, age 80, of Shullsburg, WI, passed away Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at Epione Pavillion Nursing Home in Cuba City, WI. She was born January 6, 1935 in Cuba City, the daughter of William and Iva (Champion) Hocking. Eilene attended Darlington Community Schools. She was united in marriage to Francis “Red” Leitzinger on October 4, 1952 at Darlington United Methodist Church Parsonage. Eilene grew up in Darlington, WI. Following her marriage she farmed with her husband in Shullsburg Township until they both retired in 1999.
Eilene is survived by four children: Carolyn (Dave Driscoll) Temperly of Dubuque, IA, Robert (Jane) Leitzinger of rural Shullsburg, Steven (Denise) Leitzinger of Shullsburg, and Hope (Mick) Langmeier of Cuba City; two brothers: Edward Hocking and Glenn (Luann) Hocking both of Dodgeville, WI; sister: Barbara (Ronald) Haugen of Dubuque; three sisters-in-law: Lois Leitzinger and Linda Leitzinger both of Shullsburg, and Barbara Leitzinger of Monroe, WI; 18 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband: Francis on January 7, 2011; her parents; one brother: William Hocking; two sisters: Alice Weygant and Beth Scheck; five brothers-in-law: Richard Weygant, Wayne Schreck, Kenneth, Joseph and Wayne Leitzinger; and one sister-in-law: Della Hocking.
Eilene was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church in Shullsburg. She enjoyed spending time with her family. Eilene’s famiy will always remember her for her cake decorating abilities and trips to the Mystique Casino.
A funeral service will be held Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. at Centenary United Methodist Church (226 W. Church St, Shullsburg) with Rev. Jeffrey A. Meyer officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Shullsburg. A visitation will be held Saturday, April 25, 2015 from 9:00 A.M. until the time of service at the Centenary United Methodist Church in Shullsburg. The Erickson Funeral Home in Shullsburg is serving the family. Online Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.ericksonfuneralhome.com.
For those who prefer, a memorial fund has been established in Eilene’s name.