Eileen C. Kulisek, 85, McHenry, formerly of Woodstock, died Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012, at her home .
She was born June 27, 1927, in Cicero, to Fred and Inez (Hemerlin) Kuiper.
On June 30, 1945, she married Lloyd E. Kulisek Sr. in Downers Grove.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Woodstock, singing in the choir and serving as a trustee. She was a charter member of the Woodstock Chapter of Sweet Adelines, a member of the District 10 school board and a member of Emegency Citizens Band Monitors of Woodstock, the Weather Auxiliary Reporting Network and the Telecom Pioneers.
She was a girl scout leader, was active in the local 4-H program, PTA and Music Mothers. She retired from Ameritech as a senior clerk after more than 32 years of service.
She also was an avid horsewoman, was active with the McHenry County Civil Defense and was an air raid warden during World War II.
She spent her retirement with her husband traveling the country in their motor home. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was an avid supporter of her children’s and grandchildren’s athletic endeavors.
Survivors include four daughters, Sandra Hodges, Hopewell, Va., Debora Kulisek, Poway, Calif., Diana Alonzo, McHenry, and Sharon Jones, Round Lake Beach; a son, Lloyd (Patti) Kulisek Jr., Coram, N.Y.; 15 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and 3 great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and three sister-in-laws, Juanita Nelson, Plainfield, Betty Gloss, Elburn, and Charlotte Kulisek, Signal Mountain, Tenn.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her step-mother, Christine Kuiper; her husband in 1998; a sister, Elizabeth Mahon; and a daughter, Judith Ehrke.
A celebration of her life will take place from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, at 3910 W. Maple Ave., McHenry.
All other services will be private. Arrangements were made by Schneider-Leucht-Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home, Woodstock.
Memorials can be sent to a charity of the donor’s choice.