Eleanor “Ellie” Mohelnitzy of Peoria AZ, surrounded by her family, passed gently on March 11, 2021 as she reunited with her sweetheart Jack of 63 years.
Eleanor Jean Seymour was born June 21, 1930 in Wausau Wisconsin to Adeline and Earl Seymour. Ellie, the youngest of three siblings learned skills and resourcefulness as she worked alongside family and while spending time at her Grandparents farm. Ellie would prove throughout her life to be an example of just how resourceful, and spunky she was. Always one to have a good time she enjoyed music, dancing, chumming with her friends and cousins and making memories she would later share with her children. While employed at the age of 20 she met co-worker Agnes Mohelnitzky. Agnes offered Eleanor a ride home from work one day. They were picked up by Agnes’ son Jack who was home on leave from the US Navy. Ever a beauty, smart and sweet, Jack was smitten after meeting Eleanor!
Jack and Eleanor were married on April 11, 1953 in Wausau at St. Anne’s Catholic Church. Jack and Ellie remained in Wausau where they navigated life together working hard, raising their 5 children, creating friendships and having experiences that would endure a lifetime. Never one to shy from work Ellie maintained a fulltime job for Witter’s Dairy Farm in many capacities, operating the Milking machines, Bottling room and Retail store. Combined with marriage, motherhood and work, she possessed the truest dedication to family. Jack and Ellie relocated to Phoenix AZ in 1974. Ellie worked Retail and Business and later moved into a position as Manual Switchboard Operator at Phoenix College from which she would retire. Jack and Ellie enjoyed Golf, Bingo and Cards, summers in ShowLow AZ, and Baseball games. They enjoyed traveling which included highlights in Hawaii, an Alaskan cruise and Ellie’s first international trip to New Zealand. They enjoyed countless good times with their family and friends.
Ellie’s personal hobbies and enjoyments included Country Music, A member of the McConnell Singers with Phoenix College, Reading, Cross stitch and Plastic Canvas Needlework, all of which she excelled in. Enjoying conversation and current events, she was always one to bring up the latest of local & world news. An avid baseball fan, she kept track of players, stats, and schedules, she was devout in watching her Arizona D-backs during baseball season! As a terrific cook Ellie found great pleasure in preparing her family’s favorites and special treats for her Grandchildren, still cooking for herself and others at age 90.
Above all Ellie will be remembered and endeared for her character and soul she possessed. She left her lasting touch on all those who had the honor of knowing her. Her fierce dedication to her family meant everything to her. Kind, compassionate, accepting, fun, generous, loyal, true friend, treasured Mother, Wife, Gramma and Great Gramma, Mother and Sister- in- law, she blessed us all with her gentle spirit and love that is eternal. Ellie is the epitome of a life lived to the fullest and a legacy of all that is good.
Eleanor Jean Mohelnitzky is survived by her 5 children. Lynn Wolfe (WA), Lee Ater (Steve)(WA), Barb Neal (Kirk)(AZ), Lois Nicholls (Steve)(AZ), Mark (Aly) (New Zealand), 12 Grandchildren and 24 Great Grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her Husband Jack, Granddaughter Jaimee, Great Grandson Jack, Parents Adeline and Earl and Brothers Myron and Donny.
She will be missed beyond words.