Ella Emilie Bischoff, formerly of Altamont, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 13, 2017 at 3 a.m. at the St. Francis Nursing Facility, Fond du Lac, Wisc. where she was recovering from a recent fall. She had been living with Karla Kiehnau in rural St. Cloud, Wisc., for the past five years after moving up from Altamont.
Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, July 19, at 11 a.m. at the Kull Funeral Chapel, Altamont with the Rev. Theodore Gall officiating.
Visitation for family and friends was conducted from 10-11 a.m. on Wednesday at the Kull Funeral Home.
Burial rites were at the Zion Lutheran rural Altamont church cemetery immediately following the funeral service.
Ella was born into the Christian family the oldest of four children to Charles and Louise Schroeder-Campe. She began her long life on March 2, 1928 at the family farm Jackson Township, near Altamont. Besides being a helpmate for her husband, the former Rev. Lester Bischoff, Sr., she also served as a part time nurse’s aid. She married Lester L. Bischoff Sr. in the Zion Lutheran Church rural Altamont by the Rev. Karl Weinrich on Dec. 10, 1950.
Lester preceded her in death on Nov. 4, 2004. She spent many years doing Bible studies at area nursing homes in Wisconsin and Illinois until her move to Wisconsin five years ago. She enjoyed her grandchildren, crossword puzzles, her cats, ice cream, watching the birds, and going for walks.
Memorials may be directed to the St. Agnesian Hospice or the Winnebago Lutheran Academy ”Forward in Trust” building fund.
She is survived by her: sons, Lester L. (wife, Joan) Bischoff, Jr., of Sheboygan, Wisc., John (wife, Karin) Bischoff of Sheboygan, Wisc., and Orville Bischoff and Denise of Detroit Lakes, Minn.; daughters, Marilyn Theel of Elkhart Lake, Wisc., Nancy (husband, Jess) Nack of Sheboygan, Wisc., Karla (husband, Keith) Kiehnau of St. Cloud, Wisc.; sister, Alma Hamrick of Effingham.
She was preceded in death by her: brothers, Otto Campe and Infant Brother Campe; son-in-law, Glenn Theel; and grandson, Infant Theel.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.kullfuneralhome.com.