Eunice E. Spitzer, age 101 passed away on November 16, 2023, surrounded by her loving family. On March 24, 1943, Eunice married Donald Peter Spitzer at St. Peter Catholic Church in Lincoln. He preceded her in death March 15, 2005, just nine days before their 62nd anniversary.
The circle of family life begun by her parents, Fabian and Victoria (Jandrin) Malfroid, came to an end with her passing. She was the last of the 7 Malfroid children. Eunice knew about hard work and along with her siblings, she worked hard to help her mother, who was widowed at age 39 and left to care for the children and the farm. She knew how to plant and harvest, milk cows, tend animals and fix almost anything that was broken. She was an excellent cook and seamstress. She had special talents for painting and staining, a talent she used while working at Raton Church Furniture in Rio Creek, Duquaine Lectern in Kewaunee and the U.S. Plywood in Algoma. She used all those talents to help anyone who asked for help never saying no to anyone. Keeping her home and yard beautiful was a great source of enjoyment for her.
She was not only a talented generous woman, but a Christian woman with a deep devotion to the Lord and the Blessed Virgin Mary. For most of her life she was a regular visitor to the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help and never failed to pray the rosary daily.
We have lost another from the "Greatest Generation". Her family is proud of the sacrifices she and Donald made during World War II. He served in the infantry for 2 ½ years and was wounded in the battle for Luzon in the Philippine Islands while Eunice contributed to the war effort by working at the aluminum factory.
She is survived by her children; daughter Judy Kirchman and children, Christine (Marty) Van Hulle, Jenifer (Dr. Swen) Hilander; son Dennis (Kathy) Spitzer and their children, Jamie (Kelli) Spitzer, Andrea (Jason) Patza, Sarah Bovee; great-grandchildren Aaron (Kailee), Abbey and Kathryn Van Hulle, Ilse Beatrice Kirchman Hilander, Alli and Chloie Spitzer, Natalie and Jacob Patza, Isla and Esme Bovee; her God sons, Kenneth Malfroid and Darrell Boulanger.
She was proceeded by her husband and parents; father-in-law and step mother-in-law Peter and Salina Spitzer; sister Delores (deceased 1934, age 15); brothers and sisters-in-law Eli and Ruth Malfroid, Wilfred and Doris Malfroid; Son-in-law Larry Kirchman, Sisters and brothers-in-law Marie and Philip Yunk, Delores L. (Boulanger) Pinchart, Albert Boulanger and Lawrence Pinchart, Harriet (Parins) Beffa, Robert Parins and Duane Betta; Sister-in-law and brother-in-law Jane and George Pavlik; Step brothers and sisters-in-law Gus and Laura Thiry, Goldie and Grace Thiry, Louis and Elizabeth Thayse, Harold and Bertha Tabordan.
Visitation will be held on Monday, November 20, 2023, from 4-8 PM at Kinnard Funeral & Cremation Services, 107 Wiesner Avenue, Casco. The Rosary will be prayed at 7:00pm. Visitation will continue on Tuesday, November 21, 2023, at St. Peter Catholic Church, Lincoln, E2591 County Road S, Casco from 9:00-11:00 am. The Mass of Christian burial will be at 11:00 am with Father Edward Looney and Father Rex Palaya concelebrating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Online condolences may be shared at KinnardFCS.com.