Eileen C. Foth, age 91, of Menasha, passed away peacefully with her family by her side at Oakridge Gardens Nursing Center in Menasha. On December 26, 1921, Eileen Catherine was born in Roberts County, South Dakota, to the late George and Nellie (Vissers) Geurts. Eileen was united in marriage to Wilbur Foth; he preceded her in death on April 14, 1995. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Menasha, was a communion distributor, and was a part of the Rosary Society. She also belonged to the Nicolet Ladies. Eileen enjoyed being the "Pie Lady" at the Knights of Columbus Fish Frys.
Eileen will be missed by her loving children: Joseph (Deanna Pooler) Foth, Patrick Foth, Sandra (Larry) Foreman, Sharon (Greg) Isaac, and Lawrence (Belinda) Foth; a daughter-in-law, Meri Foth; her grandchildren: Jenny, Jackie, Jared, James, and Allison; her great-grandchildren: Paige and Samantha; a brother, George (MaryAnn) Geurts; her sister, Marie Buzanowski; sisters-in-law: Bernice Geurts, Gretchen Foth and Janette Foth; a brother-in-law, Fred Rutten; and other family members and friends.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her brothers: Mark (Mary) Geurts and Florent Geurts; and her sisters: Honoret (Dave) Bretthauer, Theresa (Norbert) Kozlowski, and Ursula Rutten; brother-in-law, Joe Buzanowski; and Wilbur's extended family.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday, January 29, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 516 De Pere Street, Menasha. Visitation will be held from 9:30 am until the hour of the Mass at the church. Entombment will take place at the Shrine of Heaven Mausoleum in Neenah. In lieu of flowers, a memorial will be established.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to every single person at Oakridge Gardens that touched our mother's heart and ours that made her feel welcome for the past two years. Also a heartfelt thank you to Eileen's wonderful roommate, Dolores Smith, for her friendship and keeping our mother company for the past two years.
We would also like to thank the staff of St. Elizabeth Hospital and the staff of Heartland Hospice for their comfort and care.