Celestine Barbara Eischen, age 95 of Cherokee, passed away Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011 at Countryside Estates in Cherokee. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. today at the Immaculate Conception Catholic School due to the church renovation. Father Armand Bertrand will officiate. Burial followed at Maryhill Visitation Cemetery in Cherokee. Public visitation began at noon on Tuesday with the family present from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday night at Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee. There was a prayer service following visitation at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. The Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee is assisting the family with funeral arrangements. Online condolences may be sent at www.greenwoodfuneral.com.
Celestine Eischen, the daughter of John and Josephine (Hecket) Corzilius was born on July 30, 1915 in Cherokee. Her childhood years were spent near Maryhill where she attended school and graduated from Maryhill in 1928. After high school, she attended and graduated from Mount St. Mary's in May of 1932. She worked at the AAA Office prior to her marriage.
On Jan. 18, 1944, Celestine was united in marriage to Harry Eischen at the Maryhill Visitation Catholic Church. She lived and worked in Cherokee her entire life. She was an avid card player and enjoyed quilting.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry in 1980 and her daughter Ruth in 2008.
She is survived by her children: Leo and Cathy Eischen of Cherokee, Ralph and Barb Eischen of Minneapolis, Minn., Monica Eischen and Tony Moulton of Atlanta, Ga., and Mary and Scott Carnes of Cherokee; seven grandchildren: Megan Eischen, Edi Eischen, Casey McKenzie, Emily Eischen, Tyler Eischen, Sarah Carnes, and Katie Carnes; two great-grandchildren: Britton McKenzie and Xavier McKenzie; as well as other relatives and friends