Eleanor Borchers Heeren, 90, of Dubuque, and former longtime resident of Sloan and Le Mars, died Sunday, Sept. 24, 2006, at Luther Manor in Dubuque.
Eleanor was born June 15, 1916, in Sloan, the daughter of Eugene and Anna (Richards) Dubois. She graduated from high school and attended business school in Sioux City. She married Jack Borchers in Le Mars and after his death, she later married Norman Heeren in Le Mars.
She sold real estate and insurance for Bowers Real Estate for many years.
She was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Dubuque. She had served on the Le Mars School Board for many years and was a member and officer of Business and Professional Women. She was active in church with quilting and WELCA women's groups. She loved music and cards.
Eleanor will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
Survivors include two nieces, Rose and her husband, Carroll Tolzmann of Dubuque and Pat Thornberry of Laurel, Md.; two great-nieces, Amy and Scott Anthony and Lisa and Ed Borchert; two great-great-nieces, Jenna Anthony and Kayla Borchert; two great-great-nephews, Erik and Ryan Borchert; a stepson and his wife, Richard and Jane Borchers of Minneapolis, Minn., and their children John and Christina Borchers and Sara and Ryan Kingsley; a stepdaughter-in-law, Ceil Borchers of Le Mars and her children, Donna and Mark Morehead, Mike and Sandra Borchers and Kevin and Keri Borchers; stepsons, Gary Heeren of Las Vegas, Nev., and his son Nick Heeren, and Arlan and Rose Heeren of Le Mars and their children, Jim and Sandy Heeren and Doug and Vicki Heeren; and many stepgreat-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands, Jack Borchers and Norman Heeren; her sister, Elsie Janke; and a stepson, Virgil Borchers.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Skien Lutheran Church, Albaton (rural Sloan), with the Rev. Lilette Johnston officiating. Burial will be in the Sloan Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time at the church. The Wood Funeral Home of Sloan is in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Hospice of Dubuque or a church of the donor's choice.