Eleanor F. Kidd, age 77, of the town of Port Washington, WI died Saturday, December 19, 2015 at her home.

She was born on November 28, 1938 in Barronett, WI; daughter of Louis and Frieda Kend. She grew up in Menomonee Falls, marrying Harold W. Kidd, originally from Tacoma, Washington, in Milwaukee on October 27, 1956. Together they moved to the town of Port Washington and raised their family.

Eleanor was a homemaker, later working at Leeson Electric in Grafton. She was a proud grandma, keeping busy crocheting and doing needlepoint. She enjoyed other crafts, reading western novels and stories of the history of the West. She seldom missed a horse race on television. Political issues of the day always brought out a lively discussion. Harold preceded her in death on November 9, 2001.

She is survived by her children Coleen (James) Steffen of Grafton and Mark Kidd of the town of Port Washington; grandsons Christopher and Kyle Steffen, sisters-in-law Frances Bennet of Graham, WA, Donna Smith of Spanaway, WA and Joanne (James) Paterson of Redmond, WA; brothers-in-law Carl (Dorothy) Kidd of Lewistown, MT and Ralph (Ann) Kidd of Brinnon, WA, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends and her dear pup Rowdy.

She is preceded in death by her husband, her brother Harold Kend and brother-in-law Jack and his wife Rosalie Kidd.

Memorial services 3 PM Sunday, December 27, 2015 at the Poole Funeral Home/Crematory, 203 N. Wisconsin Street, Port Washington. Reverend John Klieve, pastor St. John’s Lutheran Church, Port Washington will officiate. Family will receive friends from 1-3PM Sunday prior to the service. Interment will be at Wisconsin Memorial Park in Brookfield.

Information and condolences available at or 262/284-4431.



  1. We would like to offer our condolences to the family. Eleanor was a favorite customer of ours. She was a joy to talk to. You will remain in our thoughts and prayers.

  2. Mark and Colleen, I’m so sorry to hear about your mom. She was a sweet lady. She was always so nice to me when we would come over to the house. My deepest sympathies to you and your family.

  3. My sincere condolences. Your mother was a client of mine for a number of years. She was such fun to talk to. She even crocheted some items for me. If there’s anything I can help with please call. Vickie Zukaitis. Northtown Tax &Acctg. Services LLP 284 3136. Again I’m so sorry for your loss.

  4. Sorry for your loss. Hugs and love from Washington. Liz and David Kidd

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