She was the beloved wife of Fred Schanz (Seven Hills); loving mother of Karen Low (Stew), Jan Bower (Don), Frederick Prante (Deb); cherished grandmother of Cheri (Paul), Jesse (Michele), Brian, Ashleigh, David, Christopher, and Adam; proud great grandmother of Lillian, Alice, Donald, Aurora and Daniel; Aunt Eleanor to David (Lori Jo), Chris (Wanda), Lori (Curt), Duane (Sonya), Greg (Carolyn), Ellen, Bruce (Cheryl), and their families, whom she adored; loving sister-in-law, Lora Peterson; dear friend of the late Ethel Smith, who was always included in family events, and holidays.
Eleanor was preceded in death by her parents, Laura and Peter Peterson; her first husband, William (Bill) Prante in 1990 (Medina); and brother, Richard Peterson.
Throughout her life, Eleanor was a compassionate caregiver for others.The greatest joys in Eleanor’s life were her family and friends. She loved gardening, baking, playing cards and traveling with her husband, Fred.
Eleanor’s second family included Bob Schanz (Bonnie), Richard Schanz (Jennifer) and Nancy Combs (Walt); as well as six grandchildren, Richard (Kaylee), Kathy, Megan, Michael, Elizabeth and Madelyn.
Eleanor felt blessed to be included by her new family, and to share in their many activities and achievements. Eleanor was a long time member of Medina United Methodist Church (MUMC) and enjoyed the friends, and fellowship of many including those in the Rebekah Circle, and the Medina Coterie. Eleanor was an exceptional wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt and friend.
We have wonderful memories of her which we will cherish. She will be greatly missed.
We would like to thank the staff of Seasons of Life Hospice who gave us support and comfort. Eleanor was surrounded by the love of family and friends which she cherished.
Service will be held Saturday, June 15, 2013 11 A.M., at the Waite & Son Funeral Home, 765 N. Court St., Medina. Dr. David Tennant and Susan Hume will officiate. Family will receive friends Friday, June 14, 2013, from 4 to 7 P.M., and one hour prior to service on Saturday, June 15, 2013, at the funeral home. Eleanor’s family will also host a time of fellowship following services.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Medina United Methodist Church, 4747 Foote Road, Medina, 44256, or Seasons of Life Hospice, 9511 West Pleasant Valley Road, Parma, Ohio 44130.
Online condolences may be left at www.waitefuneralhome.com