2017-12-07 / Obituaries

ELEANOR D. TATE

1929-2017

Eleanor D. Tate, age 88, of Pigeon, died Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at Courtney Manor in Bad Axe.

Eleanor was born February 17, 1929 in Pigeon, to the late Otto and Lydia (Trost) Schulze. She graduated from Pigeon High School in 1946. On August 14, 1949 she married Raymond “Bud” Tate; he preceded her in death on March 13, 2008.

She loved her God and was a lifelong active member of Cross Lutheran, serving in many volunteer positions. She worked on the farm and at Polewach’s, before quitting to take care of her parents. She enjoyed sewing and quilting.

Eleanor is survived by her sons, Robert (Linda) of Pigeon, Richard (Mary) of Cass City and Timothy (Patricia) of Pigeon; six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; and sister, Mickey (Norman) Townley of Indianapolis. She was preceded in death by her brother, Arthur Schulze.

Funeral services were held at Cross Lutheran Church with Rev. Tim Loehrke officiating, followed by burial in the church cemetery.

Champagne Funeral Chapel handled the arrangements.

Memorials may be made to Cross Lutheran Church. www.ChampagneFuneralChapel.com

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