FranksEleanorAEleanor A. Franks, 84, of E River Park Court in Shorewood, Wisconsin died Monday April 13, 2009 at the Golden Living Center, Colonial Manor in Glendale, Wisconsin.

She was born in Port Washington on February 25, 1925 to James Franks and Anna Kirzgalvas.  She worked for the former Chair Factory in Port Washington until 1955 when she took a job at the former Oster Manufacturing Company in Milwaukee.  She worked there for 32 years retiring July 31, 1987.

Eleanor enjoyed knitting and Crocheting.  She was also a proud patron of the Milwaukee County Transit System and enjoyed the “Fiestas” at the Summerfest Grounds.  She was proud of her Lithuanian heritage and making her specialty, Lithuanian Lugan Rye Bread.

She is survived by her brothers Harry (the late Pat) Franks of Anchorage, Alaska and George (Doris) Franks of Port Washington, Wisconsin.  Further survived by sister-in-law Marion (the late Frank “Putch”) Pujanauski of Port Washington, other relatives and friends.  Preceded in death by an infant sister Ruth Franks, brother Albert Pujanauski and nephew Alan Franks.

Rev. Tim Kitzke will celebrate Mass of Christian Burial 11 am Saturday, April 18, 2009 at St. Hedwig Church, 1702 North  Humboldt Avenue,  Milwaukee.  Interment St. Mary’s Cemetery.  Visitation 10 – 11 am Saturday at church.