Ellen Weisz

Ellen Weisz

1934 – 2024


NAPERVILLE, ILLINOIS - Ellen “Kitty” (Wilken) Weisz, 90, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024, at Sunrise Senior of Naperville, Illinois (formerly of Battle Creek). She just celebrated her 90th birthday on Feb. 4, 2024, with a wonderful party.

A Funeral Service will be held at 1 p.m., on Saturday, March 2, 2024, at the Christensen-Van Houten Funeral Home of Battle Creek. Rev. Randy D. Cormeny will officiate. Ellen will be laid to rest at the Mount Hope Cemetery in Battle Creek, nearby to her mother (Alvina), father (Henry), and brother (Robert).

A Visitation will be held one-hour prior to the service from 12-1 p.m., on Saturday, March 2, 2024, at the Christensen-Van Houten Funeral Home of Battle Creek.

The Christensen-Van Houten Funeral Home of Battle Creek, is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent online at www.christensenvanhouten.com.

Ellen May Wilken was born on Feb. 4, 1934, in Battle Creek. While growing up on the family farm, she attended Battle Township #8 Country School and Battle Creek Ida Grove High School in Battle Creek. Ellen enlisted in the United States Air Force after high school graduation in 1952.

She was baptized at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Battle Creek. She had a strong faith and was an active member of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Hinsdale, Illinois. Ellen was blessed with three children: Lee, Melanie, and Wynter. She was blessed with eight grandchildren: Jason, Mark, Jacob, Trenton, Kayla, Wilken, Logan, and Ethan. Ellen also had six great-grandchildren. Ellen’s dedication to her family was evident in everything she did; she cherished her family more than anything.

Ellen enjoyed various hobbies and interests that brought joy to her life. She loved traveling, playing cards and collecting perfin stamps.

Memorial donations can be made to the Alzheimer's Association at http://bit.ly/3uXMZ2p or the Lutheran Military Veterans and Families Ministries at lmvfm.org.


Services: March 2, Christensen-Van Houten Funeral Home, Battle Creek

Burial: Mount Hope Cemetery, Battle Creek

Christensen-Van Houten Funeral Home • Battle Creek • 712-365-4446



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