In Memory of

Celestine Eischen

July 30, 1915 - February 12, 2011
Celestine Eischen, the daughter of John and Josephine (Hecket) Corzilius was born on July 30, 1915 in Cherokee, Iowa. Her childhood years were spent near Maryhill where she attended school and graduated from Maryhill in 1928. After high school, she attended and graduated from Mount St. Mary's in May of 1932. She worked at the AAA Office prior to her marriage. On January 18, 1944, Celestine was united in marriage to Harry Eischen at the Maryhill Visitation Catholic Church. She lived and worked in Cherokee her entire life. She was an avid card player and enjoyed quilting. On February 12, 2011, Celestine passed away at Country Side Estates in Cherokee at the age of 95. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry in 1980 and her daughter Ruth in 2008. She is survived by her children: Leo and Cathy Eischen of Cherokee, IA, Ralph and Barb Eischen of Minneapolis, MN, Monica Eischen and Tony Moulton of Atlanta, GA, and Mary and Scott Carnes of Cherokee, IA; seven grandchildren: Megan Eischen, Edi Eischen, Casey McKenzie, Emily Eischen, Tyler Eischen, Sarah Carnes, and Katie Carnes; two great-grandchildren: Britton McKenzie and Xavier McKenzie; as well as other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M. Wednesday February 16, 2011 at the Immaculate Conception School in Cherokee.
Father Armand Bertrand
Raymond Corzilius Loui Corzilius Jerry Eischen Jeff Eischen Tyler Eischen Casey McKenzie
Visitation will begin at Noon on Tuesday with the family present from 5:00-7:00 P.M. Tuesday night at Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee. There will be a prayer service starting at 7:00 P.M. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Organist- Charlotte Groves Vocalists- I.C. Funeral Choir Soloist- Maureen Kohn
Maryhill Visitation Cemetery Rural Cherokee, Iowa


Saturday, March 26, 2011 at 12:00 AM
“Celestine was my mother's good friend and possibly a cousin. Catherine (Smith) Rasmussen was the daughter of Stanley and Louisa (George) Smith. Louisa was from Cherokee and had strong ties to the Eischen family. If you could contact me, I would be so grateful. Mom passed in 1978 and I am researching her family. Seeing Celestine's obituary brought tears as I have a necklace that Celestine gave to mother when she was in the 8th grade. Thank you.”
- Mary Rasmussen
Saturday, February 19, 2011 at 12:00 AM
“Dear Harry Eischen family members:

I was just alerted to Beloved Celestine's earthly death via Fr. Armand.
Now a Wonder-FULL movement from the temporary home 'here' that we all try with great effort to secure - toward the Joys of a home in one of HIS Mansions (i.e. to a better, indeed, an ETERNAL HOME. Celestine's Faith and Faithfulnes is beyond doubt and certainly is her Eternal Passport into LIFE - The Lord's great gift to His Faithful, that of an Eternal Life.

I viewed the Video and am so thankful for it since so much of it called to mind my personal and pastoral experiences of involvement and joy with you all as since the time of my coming to Maryhill in 1970. Joyful, thankful, loving tears sparkled from my eyes to my cheeks during that family video recollection.

I regret my personal absence from the Liturgy of the Resurrection that celebrated her life among us for 95 years this past week due to being away for at least 'some of' Iowa's wintry antics at this time.
I will offer Holy Mass for 'Mom' -- and you all, tomorrow morning - a Mass of the Resurrection for her and in support of you all during the inevitable grieving experiences at hand.
Love,care, prayer ...
+ With Spiritual Rejoicing to and with you all....
Fr. Gene ”
- Fr. Gene Sitzmann
Friday, February 18, 2011 at 12:00 AM
“Dear Monica, family and loved ones. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you for your loss. I did not know your mother but I am sure she must have been a special lady to have gone to college and graduated during the depression when very few women even went to college. She must have been a dedicated, intelligent and loving person to have accomplished raising such a successful family as well. God blesses all of you and He has a very special place in heaven for Celestine. In remembrance, Monica's Washington High School classmate, Mark Cunningham”
- Mark V. Cunningham
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at 12:00 AM
“So sorry to hear about your loss. After my mother called to tell me about her passing I had to share with my children and husband what a great neighbor she was to us throughout the years. I have a lot of very good memories of her. You are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
- Jill Berger-Masching
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at 12:00 AM
“We send our sincere condolences to you dear Monica and your family. We are so sorry we are unable to be with you at this time.”
- Ed and Nancy Truslow
Tuesday, February 15, 2011 at 12:00 AM
“Mary, Scott and family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Peace to your family.”
- Nancy & Jim Nelson
Tuesday, February 15, 2011 at 12:00 AM
“Please accept my sincere sympathy to your family. Celestine was a truly kind woman who will be missed by many. I have many fond memories of Celestine. I got to know Celestine when I worked at Country Side. There's one unique and interesting thing that I found out about Celestine that I'll always remember. We both share the same birthday. We did get to celebrate a couple of times together while I was there. Those are the memories that will last forever. My prayers are with your family at this time. ”
- Susan M. Schirmer
Monday, February 14, 2011 at 12:00 AM
“My prayers are with your family during this difficult time.”
- Shauntrelle C. Andrews
Monday, February 14, 2011 at 12:00 AM
“Scott and Mary and Casey and Janelle. So sorry to hear of the loss of your mom/grandma. Thinking of you at this time and keeping you in my prayers.”
- Brenda L. Husman
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