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Helen Jeanne Eisele

October 15, 2020




Helen Jeanne Eisele of Amelia Island, FL passed away October 15, 2020 at the Community Hospice Warner Center in Fernandina Beach, FL. 

She was born May 27, 1928 to Abner W. and Margaret Holmberg of Ironwood, MI. She was a graduate of the Luther L. Wright High School in Ironwood and of Carroll University in Waukesha, WI where she was named to Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities. She earned her major in Library Science at the University of Minnesota. She married William D. Eisele on December 27, 1953.

Mrs. Eisele taught school in Watertown, WI and was a school librarian in Escanaba, MI and at St. Paul’s School in Clearwater, FL. She was of the Presbyterian faith.

She was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother who inspired her children, grandchildren and her students to appreciate and love the reading of books.

She is survived by her husband of 66 years, William D. Eisele of Amelia Island, FL, a son, Dr. David W. Eisele (Janice) of Baltimore, MD, a daughter, Meg Eisele Lilja (George) of Warren, PA, seven grandchildren: Leigh, Lauren and Mariel Eisele of Baltimore, MD, Danielle Lilja Warren (Dan) of Rochester, NY, David Lilja of Charleston, SC, Bethany Lilja of Warren, PA, Duke Lilja, also of Warren, PA.  Also surviving are her two sisters, Ruth Reed of Minneapolis, MN and Margaret Garoutte (Kurt) of Saint Paul, MN.

In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer that her memory be honored by making memorial donations to The Rotary Club of Fernandina Beach, Dictionary Fund, P. O. Box 16046, Fernandina Beach, FL 32035.




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