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category: Obituary, date: 2014-08-22, by Avon SD
Ellenora Bartunek
Ellenora Bartunek(June 19, 1921 - August 21, 2014)

Ellenora Bartunek, 93, of Sioux Falls, formerly of Avon

Funeral services are 10:30 AM, Monday, August 25, 2014 at the First Baptist Church in Avon. Burial is in the Trinity Presbyterian Cemetery, rural Avon. Visitation will be at the church on Sunday from 5 to 7 PM, with the family present. Crosby-Jaeger Funeral Chapel in Avon is in charge of arrangements.

Ellenora Bartunek was born in rural Charles Mix County on a farm south of Delmont on June 19, 1921, the daughter of Fred and Sarah (Drefs) Ehresmann. She died Thursday, August 21, 2014 at South Ridge Health Care Center in Sioux Falls. Ellenora attained the age of 93 years, two months and two days.

Ellenora married Fred Bartunek on September 13, 1941. Five children were born to their union. Together they farmed 6 miles north of Avon. Fred died in 1984. Ellenora moved into Avon in the mid 80’s and lived there until moving to Sioux Falls in April of 2009.

Ellenora was a member of Senior Citizens.

Ellenora will be remembered for her love of playing cards, especially pinochle, crotcheting and making quilts, doing crossword puzzles with her friends and cooking and baking. She was known for her German cooking. People could not stop over without having lunch and coffee. Ellenora adored and loved her grandchildren and great grandchildren very much.

Thankful for having shared her life are her children: Russell and wife Dodi Bartunek of Sioux Falls, Paulette Hemmingsen of Primrose, NE, Wayne and wife Janine Bartunek of Montevideo, MN and Randy and wife Pam Bartunek of Sioux Falls; 17 grandchildren; 47 great grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Ellenora was preceded in death by her parents, husband Fred in 1984, son Gary in 1994, son-in-law Jewell Hemmingsen in 2012, three sisters: Marie Vesper, Martha Diermier and Erna Gunnare; and four brothers: Henry, Reinhold, Emil and Arnold Ehresmann.

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