Eloise D. Kottenbrock, age 82, of Burr Oak, Mich., passed away Tuesday, March 3, 2009, at LTAC, Specialty Hospital in Berrien Center, Mich.
She was born March 31, 1926, in Burr Oak, a daughter of the late Alfred and Zella (Disney) Walters and has been a lifelong Burr Oak resident, except for the past two years, when she resided with her daughter in St. Joseph.
In 1977, she married Dr. Amos F. Kottenbrock. He preceded her in death in the late 1980s.
Eloise retired from the Kirsch Company after 30 years of employment and then became the activities director for the Sturgis Senior Center. She enjoyed working at the Sturgis Senior Center and would also volunteer many hours to help when she wasn’t working.
She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church and the Ladies Lutheran Aide in Burr Oak and also served on the Burr Oak election committee for many years. She enjoyed playing cards, especially with the Burr Oak Card Club where she would play euchre a couple times a week.
She also enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.
Surviving are two daughters, Diana (James) Anderson of St. Joseph and Erma Wooster of Branch; three grandsons, James Wooster of Ohio, Jody Wooster of LaGrange, Ind., and Jerry Wooster of Michigan; one granddaughter, Josie Cossiart of Florida; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; a sister: Katherine McKenzie of Ypsilanti; five stepchildren and their families, Mrs. Jane Korte, Mrs. Lois Halker, Mrs. Karen Meyers, John Kottenbrock, and Jim Kottenbrock all of Ohio; two step-grandsons, Daniel Anderson of Battle Creek and Brent Anderson of Richmond, Va.; four step-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and sisters.
The family will receive friends and relatives from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the Hackman Family Funeral Homes, Rosenberg Chapel, 807 E. Chicago Road, Sturgis.
The family will also received friends and relatives from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Burr Oak, where funeral services celebrating her life will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, with The Rev. Kurt Kuhlmann, officiating.
The family suggest memorial donations be directed to the Sturgis Senior Center or the Lakeland Medical Foundation, envelopes are available at the funeral home.