2017-09-21 / Obituaries

Eleanor ‘Leona’ Hurban


Eleanor Hurban Eleanor Hurban Eleanor “Leona” Hurban, 97, of Cedarville, passed away Friday, September 15, 2017, in Cedarville.

She was born June 20, 1920, to Antoni and Victoria (nee Kamon) Klamerus in Raber Township.

Mrs. Hurban grew up in Munuscong, near Barbeau, and then in Goetzville. Because of the Depression, she moved to Detroit at age 16. She lived in Detroit for 12 years, where she worked for U.S. Rubber. After World War II started, she worked building inflatable tanks used during the war. On one of her visits home from Detroit, she met Emil “Sy” Hurban at a Fourth of July celebration. They were married August 10, 1948, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Detroit. They made their home in Cedarville. With her sons almost grown, Mrs. Hurban began working at Cedarville Foods, where she was employed for 20 years.

She was a member of Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church and the Altar Society at the church in Hessel.

Mrs. Hurban enjoyed quilting and cooking. Even with only herself to cook for, she took the time to make fresh food and soups, family members said.

She is survived by five sons and their families, Robert “Bob” Hurban of DeTour Village, James and Linda Hurban of Cedarville, Frederick and Joanne Hurban of Pickford, Donald Hurban of Grand Rapids, and Dennis Hurban of Pickford; grandchildren, Kimberly and Jason Wilderspin, Katie Hurban, Jamie Hurban, Julie and Kyle Rairigh, Kara and Chris Kubont, Christopher and Kaitlyn Hurban, Scott and Kara Hurban, Emily Hurban, and David Hurban, and great-grandchildren, Jack and Max Wilderspin, Hailey and Benjamin Rairigh, Ronan Hurban, and Carter, Kylie, and Grady Hurban. She is also survived by a sister, Joan Phillips of Sparks, Nevada, and a sister-in-law, Judy Klamerus of Uba City, California.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Hurban was preceded in death by her husband; a daughter-in-law, Claudia Hurban; four brothers, Frank, Stanley, John, and Fred Klamerus, and two sisters, Helen Kovars and Genevieve Ashlock.

Visitation will be Thursday, September 21, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., with a prayer service beginning at 7 p.m. at R. Galer Funeral Home in Pickford.

Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, September 22, at 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church in Hessel.

Burial will be at Oaklawn Chapel Gardens in Bruce Township.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Alzheimer’s Association, 225 North Michigan Avenue, Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601 or Special Olympics Michigan, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859.

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