In loving memory of

Eleanor Schlegl
March 28, 1939 - July 22, 2020

Eleanor Ruth Schlegl, age 81, of Quincy, died on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at 8:03 am in her home.

She was born March 28, 1939 in Chicago, Illinois the daughter of Walter William and Lucille W. Wiloff Zelmer. On July 16, 1960 she married William "Bill" Schlegl in Chicago, Illinois. He survives.

She attended Luther High School North and Austin High School in Chicago, Illinois where she graduated in 1957. She was a 1962 graduate of Concordia Teachers College in River Forest, Illinois.

From 1960 to 1961 she taught at St. Luke's in Croydon, PA; 1961 to 1962 she taught at St. Andrew's in Chicago, IL; 1972-1974 she taught at St. James in Quincy, IL. She was then a homebound and substitute teacher for the Quincy Public Schools. She was a pre-school teacher at St. Peter's in LaGrange, MO from 1985 to 1992. She served as secretary for Our Redeemer Lutheran Church for 10 years from 1994-2004. She was also an author of devotions, Sunday School and day school curriculum for Concordia Publishing House, St. Louis, MO.

She was a member of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, Lutheran Women's Missionary League (LWML) and served as the Quincy zone president from 2004-2008, the Evening Ladies Aid and Altar Care.

Survivors in addition to her husband include two children, Bill (Mary Kay) Schlegl, Jr. of Quincy, and Kristi (Paul) Hosea of Springfield, IL, two brothers, William (Linda) Zelmer and Robert (Francine) Zelmer, both of Chicago, IL; five grandchildren, Allison, Christine and Sam Schlegl, all of Quincy, and Jonah and Micah Hosea, of Springfield, IL.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter Karen Marie Schlegl, and a sister, Marilyn Newman.

Services: Saturday (July 25, 2020) at 10:30 a.m. at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, with Rev. Martin Eden officiating.

Burial: Greenmount Cemetery, Quincy, Illinois

Visitation: Friday (July 24, 2020) from 4 until 6 p.m. at Hansen-Spear Funeral Home.

Memorials: Our Redeemer Lutheran Church and St. James Lutheran School

Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in charge of arrangements.


J.Kindhart wrote on Jul 30, 2020:

"What a wonderful tribute condolences Mr Schlegal, i used to see you both at Curtis Creek when i was there. My heart hurts for you and your family. She was a pretty lady."

Nancy (Brewer) Campbell wrote on Jul 24, 2020:

"I was driving by your old house on 16th today and remembering always sweet and kind Mrs. Schlegl. We lived nearby on 15th, and she was also my substitute teacher at St. James on occasion. Mr. Schlegl was my 5th/6th grade teacher there. I remember Karen very well and looking at all the pictures on here, she is exactly how I remember. How the years have flown by. Rest safe in His arms, dear lady. "

Melissa Hill (Eberle) wrote on Jul 24, 2020:

"I use to work for Eleanor threw A home health service. I always enjoyed go to there house.Bill was an awesome person to chit chat with. She will deeply missed. Deepest sympathy. Melissa Hill (Eberle)"

Alan Blickhan wrote on Jul 24, 2020:

"Eleanor was a sweet lady I got to know as I was the mailman at Our Redeemer Church for many years. Rest in peace! Alan Blickhan"

Christine Schaller wrote on Jul 24, 2020:

"My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Eleanor was a lovely woman."

Kay Dieringer Cook wrote on Jul 24, 2020:

"Eleanor was a kind and supportive woman to me, always, but especially during a very trying time in my life. Her kindness and encouragement meant so much to me. Deepest sympathies to Bill and the rest of her family. I know she'll be mourned deeply with thanks given to God for her in their lives. Rest in the arms of your Savior, Eleanor. We'll be along at the time of God's choosing. Kay Dieringer Cook"

Mary Schlegl wrote on Jul 23, 2020:

"My mother in law was a wonderful caring woman who lived a Good Christian life ! Mary ?Kay ? Schlegl"

Harold Bender wrote on Jul 23, 2020:

"Eleanor was a wonderful and faithful Christian woman. I was blessed to know her in my years in Quincy and especially enjoyed our relationship with her son, Bill, his wife, Mary, and his children, Allison, Christine, and Sammy. We have blessed memories, indeed! Pastor and Jo Bender"