Elenor E. Haukaas

Born: Monday, May 4, 1925
Passed: Saturday, December 31, 2016

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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.

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  1. Deb and Wade Carlson

    Eleanor and I met in sign language class and became good friends. She always had a hug, a smile and a great sense of humor. When she was still able to go out at Fairhaven she would have me drive the Mustang up to the front entrance to pick her up and when I let her out, she would have me rev up the engine a bit, so people would see her getting out :) We always had to go down and get some coffee and cake at the little place downstairs. It was mandatory to have coffee...... :)

  2. Kari

    Special memories of all the times you and your Mom or she with her friends would come to Finials. Enjoyed visits with her also at Fairhaven ! Karin and Gary Lindberg

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