Eileen spent her career at York General Hospital and York Medical Clinic as a transcriptionist. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in York. Her greatest joy in life was her family, and especially her grandchildren. Eileen started her adventure with cancer four years ago. This adventure brought many caring and new friends into her and her family’s life that include the physicians and health care providers and staff of Advanced Medical Imaging and Southeast Nebraska Cancer Center. Eileen and her family will always be forever grateful for the support and friendship of the physicians and staff at York Medical Clinic and York General Hospital. To all of you that helped care for Eileen, she wanted you to know that she truly appreciated everything that you did for her and her family.
Eileen is survived by her husband Allen of York, son David (Katie) Fangmeyer and their children Draden and Mya of Grand Island, NE, and daughter Sarah (Caitlin) Peterson of West Des Moines, IA. She is also survived by her siblings: Connie (Gene) Thomsen of Lincoln, NE, Dan (Kathy) Ekeler of Fairmont, NE, and Fran (Terry) Johnson of Lincoln; parents-in-law Harlan and Alice Fangmeyer of Geneva, NE, brother-in-law Brent (Diane) Fangmeyer of Omaha, and sister-in-law Susan (Tony) Reinsch of Omaha; many nephews and nieces, great nephews and great nieces. She was preceded in death by her parents, niece Ashley Johnson, and great nephew Aydan Naber.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 am, Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, York. Graveside services will be held at 1:30 pm that afternoon at Exeter Cemetery, Exeter, NE. The Mass will be streamed live on Metz Mortuary’s Facebook page. COVID 19 funeral guidelines will be implemented with spaced seating and masks are encouraged. Visitation will be held from 1-8pm on Tuesday, with a rosary service at 6:30 pm that evening, all at the mortuary. Memorials may be directed to the Carolyn Scott Rainbow House at Children’s Hospital of Omaha or to the American Cancer Society in Nebraska.