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Eleanor M. “Brownie” Sonnleitner, age 90 of Appleton, passed away at St. Elizabeth Hospital on Monday, May 21, 2018. She was born in Appleton on April 30, 1928 the daughter of the late Neil and Mary (Burton) Brown. On May 19, 1979 she married the late Lawrence Sonnleitner at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Appleton. Brownie was a waitress most of her life at several eating establishments around the area, retiring in 1990. She was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. Eleanor is survived by her children: Shari (Tom) Leopold of Appleton and their children: Jim (Allison), Jeff (Kelly) and Rusty (Brenda); Randy (Lynn) Pakalske of Oakfield and their children: Aaron, Adam (Mateja) and Anna; Becky (Wil) Hernandez of San Antonio, TX and their children: Alex and Evan; and great-grandchildren: Noah, Dalena, Mark, Chanel, Ian, Curtis, Chloe, Aubree, Oliver and Rosalie: Lawrence’s children: John (Janet) Sonnleitner of Darboy and their children: Chris (Kelly), Brian and Laura; Barbara (Mark) Wilkinson of Royalton, and Lisa (Scott) Kilsdonk of Appleton and their children: Michelle and Thomas; Eleanor’s brothers, Carl (Toni) and Bill Brown; sister-in-law, Ruth Brown; also many nieces and nephews. Brownie is preceded in death by her son-in-law, Mark Wilkinson; sisters, Verona Verhyen and Ferol Niesen; brothers, Leonard and Lee Brown; and brothers-in-law, Paul Verhyen and Mike Niesen. . The funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, May 25, 2018 at GOOD SHEPHERD LUTHERAN CHURCH, 2220 E. College Ave., Appleton, with Rev. Martin E. Koeller and Rev. Timothy Seabaugh officiating. Friends will be received at the church on Friday, May 25, from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. Entombment will be in Appleton Highland Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund in Eleanor's name is being established.

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