Elenor E. Haukaas
Born: Monday, May 4, 1925
Passed: Saturday, December 31, 2016
Elenor E. (Eklund) Haukaas, 91, of Rockford, passed away on Saturday, December 31, 2016, in Fairhaven Christian Retirement Center. She was born May 4, 1925, in Rockford; the daughter of Axel and Hildur (Anderson) Eklund. Elenor was a longtime member of First Free Church. She loved coffee, chocolate, animals, friends and family. Elenor loved receiving and giving hugs. Her parents started Eklund Brothers Café which later became the Sweden House Restaurant.
She is survived by her daughter, Dr. Kari (Paul) Collins of New York; grandson, Asher Collins; and special friends Loretta Ward and Mary Reich. She is predeceased by her parents; brother, Axel Eklund Jr.; sisters, Stina Hillman and Greta Eklund; and former husband, Noralf Haukaas.
Family graveside service will be at a later date. Memorials to The Center for Sight and Hearing, 8038 Macintosh Lane Ste 1 Rockford, IL 61107.