Eleanor Unterbrink

Cottage Hills | Monday, June 17 2013

Eleanor Catherine Unterbrink, 92, went home to be with the Lord at 3:00 pm Monday, June 17, 2013 at Blu Fountain Manor in Godfrey. 

She was born July 26, 1920 in Moro, IL, the daughter of William A. and Amy (Borchers) Henke.

She married Earl August Unterbrink on September 14, 1940 in St. Louis, MO.  He passed away on April 30, 1972. 

Eleanor worked with her husband on their farm.  She was a member of the St. Johns United Church of Christ in Midway, where she was involved in the Ladies Guild.  She was a member of the Madison County Farm Bureau and enjoyed playing bingo, collecting dolls and flower gardening.

She is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Ronald and Connie Unterbrink of Bethalto and Gary Unterbrink of Springfield, MO: two daughters, Judith Stewart of Smithton, IL and Ruth McQuaid of Rosewood Heights; five grandchildren, Kent Unterbrink of Godfrey, Kevin Unterbrink of Wood River, Corey Unterbrink of Boliver, MO, Robert Stewart of Bethalto and Ric Kearbey of Springfield, IL and fourteen great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and a grandson, Douglas Unterbrink. 

Private visitation and funeral will be held at Elias, Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home in Bethalto with Pastor Lori Schafer officiating.

Burial will follow at St. Johns Cemetery in Midway. 

Memorials may be made to St. Johns United Church of Christ Capital Campaign Fund.

Online condolences and guestbook may be found at

Obit Provided By:
Elias, Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home

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