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Eleanor M. 'Sally' Halweg


PARK FALLS, Wis. — Eleanor M. “Sally” Halweg, 89, of Mercer, died Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, at Park Manor Nursing Home in Park Falls, with her loving husband by her side.

She was born Dec. 28, 1923, on a farm in Galena, Ill., one of 12 children. She left the farm on her 18th birthday and moved to Savanna, Ill., where she worked at the ordnance plant there during the War. Moving to Seattle, she also worked as a welder in wartime shipyards. Over the years, she lived in various cities and worked as a waitress in some large hotels.

She was married to Albert H. Halweg on Aug. 16, 1948. They lived in Waukegan, Ill., until 2000, when they moved to Mercer full-time to a home on the Turtle-Flambeau Flowage purchased in 1983.

Sally enjoyed fishing, snowmobiling and skiing over the years. She especially liked to be on the water at sunset. She was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Mercer and former member of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Waukegan and its Mary Martha Society. She also volunteered at Victory Hospital in Waukegan for many years.

Surviving are her husband, Albert, of 65 years; two sons, Glenn (Jill), Waukegan, and Brian, Racine; four granddaughters, Carlissa Halweg, San Francisco, Michelle Halweg, Chicago, Robyn Nelson, Waukegan, and Alison Halweg, Highland Park, Ill .; a great-grandson, Ryden, Chicago; great-granddaughter, Maple, Waukegan; and three sisters, Vera Harris, Hazel Green, Wis., Olivia Rowlands, Benton, Wis., and Irene Kahlaher, Galena.

Besides her parents, Sally was preceded in death by a sister and seven brothers.

Funeral services will be held Friday, Nov. 15, at 11 a.m., preceded by visitation at 10 a.m., at Faith Lutheran Church in Mercer, with Deacon Larry Oehlerking officiating.

Committal and interment will follow in the Mercer Cemetery.

Luncheon will be served in the church fellowship hall immediately upon return from the cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Faith Lutheran Church.

Arrangements have been entrusted to McKevitt-Patrick Funeral Home Inc., Ironwood, Mich., where condolences may be expressed online at


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