Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at St. Martin Catholic Church in St. Martin, MN for Eileen C. Fleischhacker, age 74, who died Thursday surrounded by her family at the Assumption Home in Cold Spring. Burial will be in the Parish Cemetery.
Relatives and friends may call from 4:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m. Monday at the St Martin Parish Hall in St. Martin. Parish prayers will be at 4:00 p.m. Visitation will continue from 9:00 10:30 a.m. Tuesday morning at the St. Martin Parish Hall.
Eileen was born in St. Cloud, MN to William and Olive (Okesson) Haggerty. She was married to Tom Vannurden for 18 years. On August 17, 1979 she married Richard Fleischhacker. Eileen was a wonderful wife, mother, stepmother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. She was a cook for many years at Benet Place at St. Benedict Senior Community. She loved cooking, camping, traveling, fishing, quilting, embroidery, flower gardening, playing cards and was a member of many card clubs. Eileen was a presenter with Stearns Electric Safety Awareness Program. She graduated from the College of St. Benedict in 1992 with a degree in Religious Education. Eileen was very active in the St. Martin Parish as a Religious Education Coordinator, Choir Member, Eucharistic Minister, the Christian Women and Catholic United Financial.
Survivors include her husband, Richard; children, Thomas (Veronica) Vannurden, William (Ann) Vannurden, Joanne Hatten; stepchildren, Ruth (James) Hormann, Dennis (Charlene) Fleischhacker, Karen (Joseph) Becker, Donna (John) Porter, John Fleischhacker; 13 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren and 1 on the way; siblings, Sister Colleen Haggerty OSB, William (Ginny) Haggerty, James (Donna) Haggerty.
She was preceded in death by her parents; stepson, Joseph Fleischhacker; son-in-law, Brian Hatten; parent-in-laws, Joseph and Anna Fleischhacker.
The family extends a thank you to the Assumption Home for their tremendous care of Eileen.
Memorials are preferred.
Arrangements are with Wenner Funeral Home, Cold Spring.