Eleanor “Ellie” Bjorge, age 100

Eleanor “Ellie” Bjorge, age 100, of Stevens Point, passed away on Sunday, November 26, 2023 at Aspirus Stevens Point Hospital.

Eleanor was born to the late Adolph and Florence (née Howen) Borgen on January 22, 1923 in Amherst.

She was raised on a farm in rural Amherst where she helped with the various farm chores. She attended a rural one room grade school, Amherst High School and Central State Teachers College. She often walked or cross country skied across the fields to school in town. Her good pal Jiggs, the dog, always knew what time she came home and was there waiting.

Ellie was employed at the former Dunn and Anderson Clinic for four years and the Rice Clinic for 24 years in the insurance field.

Her first marriage to Allen Stoltenberg ended in divorce. She married Burton Bjorge in 1963. He died in June of 1995.

Ellie enjoyed the outdoors, walking, golfing, downhill skiing, biking and dancing. She loved to listen to Polka music. Ellie was a lifelong member of Trinity Lutheran Church. She belonged to the Ladies Golf Association at the Wisconsin River Country Club. After retirement she was a volunteer at St. Michael’s Hospital for a number of years. She also worked as a home healthcare provider. Eleanor was a good mother, daughter, wife, and friend. She will be missed by family and friends.

Ellie is survived by her two sons, David (Janice) Stoltenberg of Stevens Point and Gary (Teresa) Stoltenberg of Stevens Point; stepson, Marshall (Sue) Bjorge of Nekoosa; two step-granddaughters; nephew, Gary Bjorge of Lawrence, Kansas; and niece, Marilyn Bjorge of Millersville, Maryland.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Adolph and Florence; husband, Burton; granddaughter, Laura Jane Hansen; Nancy Bjorge; and a very special friend, Ivan Phillis.

A Memorial Service will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, December 2, 2023 at Trinity Lutheran Church. A time of visitation will be held on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of service at the church. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery in Amherst, Wis., at a later date.