Eleanor DeBoer

Date of Death: Feb 15, 2018
Eleanor DeBoer

1921 - 2018

Eleanor DeBoer, 96, of Castle Rock, CO, died Thursday, February 15, 2018.

Eleanor was born July 21, 1921 in the town of Alto the daughter of Mathius and Gertrude Brethouwer Rens. Eleanor graduated from high school and on November 19, 1942 she married John DeBoer in Alto. Following their marriage they resided in the Alto and Waupun areas. Eleanor was a member of First Reformed Church in Waupun and a former Sunday School and Bible Class teacher, a member of the Women’s Guild, a former 4-H instructor and a member of Waupun Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.

Eleanor is survived by a daughter, JoEllen (Tim) Bouwkamp of Colorado Springs, CO; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Twilah DeBoer

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Dayton and Willard Rens; and sisters, Margaret Schierick and Doris Tenpas.


Friends and relatives of Eleanor DeBoer may call on the family on Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of service.


Funeral services for Eleanor DeBoer will be held Monday, February 19, 2018 at 12 noon at Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home in Waupun.


Burial will follow at Alto Cemetery.



  1. Chris Prange Says: February 20, 2018 at 3:17 pm

    JoEllen and family. We were so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. Although we had lost track of where she was living since my mom died several years ago, I remember your mom very well, as she visited my mother often when she still lived in Wisconsin. They were great friends and I’m sure that my mom would have wanted me to pass on our sincere sympathy. Our best to you, Tim, and your family.
    Chris & Crysti Prange

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