Eleanor “Ellie” Joan Wingert, 86, of Sheboygan Falls, passed away on Thursday, January 6, 2022, in Marco Island, Florida.
Ellie was born on September 14, 1935, to John and Ella (Meinen) Veldboom. She graduated from Oostburg High School in 1953. Ellie was united in marriage to David Wingert on June 11, 1955, in Oostburg. She was an Avon representative for 29 years and partnered with David to run their family gardening business for over 60 years.
Ellie was a former member of First Christian Reformed Church in Oostburg, where she taught children’s Sunday school and sang in the girls sextet. She was a member of First Reformed Church in Sheboygan Falls, where she attended Bible study groups and helped serve at Good Shepherd meals. She was an avid Packer fan and enjoyed art, golf, and swimming. Ellie loved music and working in her flower garden. She enjoyed traveling and their winters spent in Marco Island, Florida. Ellie loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her Christian faith, family, and friends were the most important things to Ellie.
Eleanor is survived by her husband, David Wingert; daughter, Vickie Volpano; sons, Dale (Beth) Wingert, Jeff Wingert, Gary (Ann) Wingert; 8 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; and brother, Jerry (Betty) Veldboom. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
Eleanor is preceded in death by her parents, brother, Roly (Alice June) VerVelde, and sister Wilma (Lewis) Veldboom.
A memorial service for Ellie will be held at First Reformed Church in Sheboygan Falls on Saturday, February 5, 2022, at 12:00 pm. If unable to attend, all are welcome to join via livestream by visiting wenig.live/EllieWingert.
Relatives and friends may greet the family from 9:00 am until the time of service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in Ellie's name to the Facility Preservation and Restoration Fund for the congregational home of the First Reformed Church of Sheboygan Falls.
For additional information and online condolences please visit www.wenigfh.com.
The staff of Wenig Funeral Homes in Sheboygan Falls (920-467-3431) is assisting Ellie’s family.
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