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Eleonore 'Elli' Rhodes

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Date: Thursday
November 9, 2017

Time: 1:00 p.m.

Location: Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minnesota


Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minnesota



Eleonore ‘Elli’ Rhodes, age 91, of Austin, Minnesota, died Sunday, November 5, 2017 at Mayo Clinic Hospital Rochester, Saint Marys Campus.  Eleonore Voss was born March 25, 1926 in Nürnberg, Germany to Adolf and Margarete (Strobel) Voss.  She attended grade school in Nürnberg and then went to professional school to become a mechanical draftsman.  Eleonore was a war bride.  She met her future husband at the United States Air Force base where she worked as a secretary.  Eleonore married Roy Harrison on August 6, 1948 in Nürnberg, Germany, and that same year came to the United States.  The couple raised 2 daughters.  Roy passed away December 3, 1990.  Eleonore worked at Austin Public Schools for 7 years as a substitute in German language classes, and 16 years as a teacher’s aide at the Sheriff’s Boys Ranch in Austin.  Eleanor was a longtime member of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Austin.  She was a very talented artist, and loved to play organ and piano.  Eleonore also enjoyed knitting, crocheting, and sewing.  She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Eleonore is survived by her daughters Brenda (Dr. Dennis) Woggon of St. Cloud, Minnesota and Michele (Dr. Stephen) Saunders of Lynnwood, Washington; her grandson, Joshua (Ileen) Woggon of Sauk Rapids; great-grandsons Elijah, Tristyn and Gabriel.  She was preceded in death by her parents Adolf and Margarete Voss, her husband Roy Harrison, and brother Werner Voss.

Graveside services will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Thursday, November 9, 2017 at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis with Pastor Ted Barthels officiating.  Memorials in Eleonor’s memory may be directed to St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Austin.  Services prearranged and performed by Worlein Funeral Home of Austin. 




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