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Eleanor J. Fiedelman

Eleanor J. (Holman) Fiedelman, 93, Holyoke, Mass., formerly of Woodstock, died Wednesday, April 29, 2015.  

She was born June 12, 1921, to John and Sadie (Forman) Holman in Sheboygan, Wis.

On March 23, 1947, she married Howard Fiedelman, also of Sheboygan. 

She and her husband moved to Manistee, Mich., and lived there until 1957 when they moved to Woodstock.  

She was a graduate of North High School in Sheboygan.

She was an avid seamstress and, in the tradition of her mother, she sewed her own clothing as well as quilts and a wide array of accessories.  She had an interest in nearly every craft imaginable, and she mastered many of these pursuits, offering classes in her home on such things as millinery and beading. In her later years, she became fascinated with geometry and paper-folding.  Her room at Loomis Nursing Center in Holyoke was decorated with many folded paper models.  

She was a longtime member of the garden club, book club and stock club, and volunteered for the Easter Seal Society and local Brownie and Girl Scout troops.

In retirement, her husband took on professional consulting jobs around the world, and she helped plan some of the meetings over which her husband presided.  They happily traveled the world together to such destinations as Kenya, Thailand, Israel, Costa Rica, Mexico and Germany, as well as places all across the US. 

Survivors include a daughter, Charlene (Fiedelman) Morrow and son-in-law, James Morrow,  Holyoke; a son, David “Wood Bob” Fiedelman, and daughter-in-law Mary Lou “Murray” Fiedelman, Long Grove; a brother, Harold Holman, Sheboygan; four grandchildren, Hannah Morrow and Brooke “Brooklyn,” Blake “Earthquake” and Brette “Breetljuice” Fiedelman; and several nieces and a nephew.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 2002.

Visitation was May 4 at Ballhorn Funeral Home, Sheboygan. Interment was at the Sheboygan Hebrew Cemetery, Kohler, Wis.

Contributions can be made to OrigamiUSA, 15 West 77 St., New York, NY 10024-5192.

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