Saturday, December 31, 2016


Eleanor Mae Louise Drymiller, 84, of Medford, passed away Friday, December 30, 2016 at Aspirus Care and Rehab in Medford.
Eleanor was born January 10, 1932 in Lake Geneva, WI to Frank and Cora (Renner) Erckfritz. She graduated from Harvard High School in Harvard, IL. She married Gerald J. Drymiller on February 23, 1952 in Harvard. Gerald preceded her in death on June 4, 1994.
She is survived by her children: Terrie (Montie) Ruffner of Plattsmouth, NE, Theodore Drymiller of Gilman, Lauri (George) Palmer of Sidney, MI, Patricia Drymiller of Fargo, ND, Jeffrey (Christine) Drymiller of Clarksville, TN, Kathy (Edward) Holub of Medford, Tammy (Terry) Fieselman of Medford,and Russell Drymiller of Withee, 33 Grandchildren, 32 Great Grandchildren, 1 Great Great Granddaughter, and several nieces and nephews.
Eleanor is preceded in death by her Parents, Husband, Sister Bertha Fischer, Grandson Joseph Walker, and Granddaughter Stacey Prokopiak, Great Granddaughter Zoee Williams.
Eleanor will always be remembered as a dedicated mother and farmer’s wife. After raising her 8 children, she went on to work as the Secretary for Clark County Co-Op Extension in Neillsville. She then went on to work as a Dietary Aid at the Medford Memorial Hospital.
She enjoyed picture puzzles, embroidery, sewing, canning, gardening, reading, crossword puzzles. She loved to clean and arrange her husband tools in his shop for him.
Eleanor loved her family, although her children live throughout the country, she treasured her time spent with each of them.
She was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Medford, and the American Legion Auxiliary.
Funeral services for Eleanor will be held at 12 Noon, Monday, January 2, 2017 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Medford. Pastor Brian Mundt will officiate. Visitation will be held at the church on Monday beginning at 10:30 AM, until the time of service at 12 noon. Cremation rites will follow the service, burial of cremated remains will take place at the Lublin Cemetery at a later date.
In honor of Eleanor, memorial donations can be made to her family, for designation at a later date.
Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences can be left at