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Eleanor M. Neuenschwander, 81, of Park Rapids died Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014 at Heritage Living Center.

Eleanor Mae Blanchard was born Feb. 19, 1933 to Claude and Flossie (Annis) Blanchard in Hubbard. She grew up in the Hubbard area and attended Hubbard grade school and graduated from Park Rapids High School in 1950.

She married James (Bud) Johanning and they had two children: Claudette and Alan "Buzz." She married Robert Neuenschwander in 1977.

She lived in the Hibbing area for 19 years. She worked 31 years in the sewing factories, retiring in 1995. She returned to Park Rapids in 1996.

Eleanor liked to play cards, enjoyed dancing and bowling.

Eleanor is survived by her daughter, Claudette (Al) Holder of Brooklyn Center; son, Alan "Buzz" (Tina) Johanning of Park Rapids; two grandchildren, Jason Johanning and Connie (Eric) Rokke; four great-grandchildren; two stepsons, Ron of Minneapolis, Rod (Kim) Neuenschwander of Sartell; two step- grandchildren, Carter and Mason; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert; great-grandson, Connor James; parents and brother, Claude Jr.

Memorial service: 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30 at Cease Family Funeral Home Chapel in Park Rapids. Pastor Richard Jorgensen will be officiating.

Inurnment: will be at a later date at Hubbard Cemetery in Hubbard.

Cease Family Funeral Home of Park Rapids is assisting with the arrangements. You may leave online condolences at