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Eleanor Ihrke

Died: Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Age: 70
Eleanor Ihrke, 70, of Dryden, passed away Wednesday, May 21, 2008 at her home.

Eleanor Jane Chapman was born on June 2, 1937 in Almont. She was the daughter of Kenneth and Dorothy (Bertran) Chapman. She grew up in Dryden and attended Dryden High School.

Eleanor spent most of her life in Dryden. She married Donald Allen Ihrke on June 28, 1958 in Lapeer.

She was a homemaker most of her life. Eleanor was a member of the Dryden Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary a number of years ago. She was a Avon sales rep. in Dryden. She also worked at Champion Motors in Dryden doing housekeeping for a few years.

Eleanor is survived by her husband Donald of Dryden; sons, Gregory (Brenda) Ihrke of Prince George, VA and John (Laurie) Ihrke of Columbiaville; daughters, Julie (Thomas) Teal of Imlay City and Cheryl Ihrke of Dryden; brother, Clifford Chapman of New Carlisle, Ohio; 6 grandchildren, Greg Ihrke, Jeff Ihrke, Ashley Teal, Tyler Ihrke, Kaylee Ihrke and Eric Ihrke; 3 step-grandchildren, Thomas Teal Jr., Erika Palma and Ivonne Bigger; and 6 step-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Saturday, May 24 at Muir Brothers Funeral Home, Imlay City. Burial followed at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Dryden.
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