Eleanor R. Wheeland, age 82, of West Chicago, passed away Monday, October 19, 2009. She was born on August 16, 1927 in Maywood, IL to Arthur and Hulda Nelson. Eleanor was united in marriage on February 26, 1949 to Charles Wheeland. She was an active and dedicated long time member of Trinity Lutheran Church in West Chicago.
She is survived by her husband Charles of 60 years of West Chicago; two daughters; Carol (Duncan) McLeod of West Chicago and Nancy Planek of West Chicago; five grandchildren Darcy (Santo) Lee, Jerry (Caroline) Planek, Amber Planek, Autumn (Jeremy) Adams and Ashlee McLeod; five great-grandchildren; Nikki, Brady, Gretchen, Philip and Gavin; one sister; Dorothy (Keith) Beardsley and many nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents and one sister Marion Bruce.
Eleanor will lie in state on Sunday, October 25, 2009 from 12:00 PM until time of service at 2:00 PM at Trinity Lutheran Church, 331 George St., West Chicago. Rev David Balla officiating. Interment Glen Oak Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions in Eleanor's memory can be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, 331 George St., West Chicago, IL 60185. Arrangements by Norris-Walen-Segert Funeral Home 630-231-0060 or www.norriswalensegertfh.com