EischenSylviaSylvia C. Eischen, age 92, of Pierre Lane, Port Washington died unexpectedly Thursday, April 9, 2015 at her home where she has lived since 1973.

She was born on November 13, 1922 in Port Washington; daughter of John B. and Esther Schultz Watry. On May 5, 1945, Sylvia married Jerome J. “Jerry” Eischen of Dacada at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Port Washington. The Eischens lived in Random Lake for many years, later building their home on Pierre Lane in 1972. Jerry preceded her in death on August 23, 2009.

Sylvia was a hands-on person, putting family first. Her strong will and fortitude served her well. Family time spent at the cabin up north or taking the grandchildren to the beach at Random Lake will be treasured. She had been a waitress at the former Lighthouse Restaurant in Port Washington and the former Chippewa Restaurant in Random Lake, amongst other factory jobs. She liked to collect owls and angels.

Jerry was the love of her life; they made a great team. Together, for many years, they enjoyed Sunday dancing at the former Weiler’s in Port Washington and other socials such as those held in Kewauskum, Kiel and Johnsonville. Their friendships lasted a lifetime.

Sylvia is survived by her children Terry (Mary) Eischen of East Ridge, TN, Bernadine “Bernie” Ansay of Saukville and Bonnie (Ken) Jacky of Cleveland, WI; 13 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, her sister Onita (George) Boyung of Clearwater, FL, her brother Sylvin (Mona) Watry of West Bend, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her husband Jerry, her son Tim, her sisters Odaina Nassett, Sulvina Behling, Ovila Hassley and Sedonia Williams and her brother Sylvester Watry.

Her Mass of Christian Burial will be at 6PM, Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at St. Mary Catholic Church, 430 N Johnson Street, Port Washington. Reverend Thomas Lijewski will be the celebrant. Visitation will take place from 3-5:30PM Wednesday with a rosary at 3PM at the POOLE FUNERAL HOME, 203 N. Wisconsin Street, Port Washington. Interment will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Port Washington. Memorials to St. Mary’s Church are appreciated.



  1. So sorry for your loss! Your Mom & mine (Ovila) were best friends. I can remember all the chats they had in my Mom’s later years.
    Unfortunately not sure if we’ll be able to attend as husband working as sub teacher all week – and we now have only one car. We’re going to hope we can make it!
    You’re in our thoughts and prayers!
    Shirley (Haessley) & Bill Simon

  2. I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. She won’t have to miss your dad anymore. You were always a good daughter to her and should be proud of that.

  3. My most sincere condolences to the entire family of one of the most wonderful women that I have ever had the blessing and pleasure of knowing. Sylvia always was so kind, loving, and caring and she so genuinely loved and missed her hubby. I will remember both of them always as special sweethearts and wonderful friends… together again. Rest in peace, Sylvia.

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