Doris Marie Eslinger, age 95, died peacefully on Sunday, September 4th. She was born in Edson, Wisconsin on July 27th, 1927. Doris had fond stories of life on her parents’ farm. She married her beloved husband, Marly in 1949, later moving to Eau Claire where they raised their three children.
Doris is preceded in death by her husband Marlyn, daughter Susan Eckstaedt, son Joseph Eslinger, parents Frank and Mathilda Drilling, brothers Clarence and Neil, and son-in-law James Thury. She is survived by daughter Carol Thury; grandchildren Ann, Elizabeth, Catherine, Joe and Maggie; great grandchildren Cole, Kate, Reese, Will and Charlotte; son-in-law Tom and daughter-in-law Jill.
Doris was a wonderful mother to her kids and a good friend to many. She enjoyed a good book, a dry Rob Roy on the rocks with a twist, and anything to do with Wisconsin. The people Doris touched will remember her as a woman with a warm and loving heart. She will be greatly missed.
A private family funeral service will take place at a later date with a private family committal service to follow in the Calvary Cemetery in Eau Claire.
Friends and family may offer condolences online at www.hulkefamilyfh.com Hulke Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 3209 Rudolph Road, Eau Claire, Wisconsin 54701 is assisting the family with arrangements.