Rachel E. Eastman, age 94, of Clintonville passed away Thursday, August 27, 2015 at Maple Lane Health Care Center, Shawano.
The former Rachel Eloise Reinke was born on June 11, 1921 in the Town of Lebanon, Waupaca County, to Arthur and Josephine (Ohms) Reinke. She graduated from New London High School in 1939 and started working at FWD Corporation in Clintonville. For some years Rachel was employed at “The Drive” as a receiving clerk until she was married. Rachel was united in marriage on September 3, 1962 to Francis “Frank” G. Eastman in Clintonville. The couple made their home in Clintonville and had two children. Her husband preceded her in death on December 27, 1972 when their daughters were young. She was very proud to be a homemaker, a devoted wife, and a loving mother who spent much of her time caring for her daughter Nancy. Rachel is a longtime member of St. Martin Lutheran Church, Clintonville. Her interests included working in the flower garden at her home and listening to polka music. More recently, she liked watching the birds, completing crossword puzzles, and reading large print books.
Survivors include two daughters, Mary Eastman of Clintonville and Nancy Eastman of New London; three stepdaughters, Connie Vanney of Mosinee, Beverly (Fred) Krumm of Iowa, and Susan (John) Heidke of Hartford; and one stepson, Jerry (Annette) Eastman of West Allis. There are three grandchildren, Erica Hilton of Mequon, Ryan (Natalie) Ebert of Wausau, and Joshua (Krisi) Davis of Sacramento, CA. There are two great-grandchildren, Peyton Hilton and Olivia Ebert. She is further survived by a sister-in-law, Gladys Reinke of Sugar Bush, many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Rachel is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Frank; a brother, Robert Reinke; a stepson, Robert (Ruth) Eastman, and a step son-in-law, Bob Vanney.
Funeral Service was held on Monday, August 31st at 11:00 a.m. at St. Martin Lutheran Church, Clintonville. Rev. Christian Burg officiated and burial followed at Graceland Cemetery, Clintonville. The Beil-Didier Funeral Home, Clintonville assisted the family. Online condolences may be sent via www.beil-didier.com