Eleanor Hardebeck Stefanic

Eleanor Hardebeck Stefanic, 95, died Friday, June 2 at Gunnison Valley Health Senior Center. She was born in Decatur, Ind. on October 23, 1921, the daughter of George and Rose Hardebeck. She married Tony Stefanic Dec. 1, 1945 in Milhausen, Indiana. They traveled by train to Crested Butte, where they raised three children and ran Stefanic’s Grocery Store for 45 years. Her husband preceded her in death Jan. 31, 1994. Also preceding her in death were her parents, five brothers and a sister. Survivors include son, Marty of Gunnison and daughters Marcia (Patterson) of Denver and Rose (Hanson) of Oceanside, Calif. and three grandchildren and seven greatgrandchildren. Eleanor was an active member of Saint Peter’s Parish in Gunnison and formerly Queen of All Saints in Crested Butte. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, June 16, at Saint Peter’s Catholic Church in Gunnison, with the rosary being held on Thursday, June 15 at 7 p.m., also at Saint Peter ’s Catholic Church. Burial will be at Crested Butte Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Saint Peter’s Parish in Gunnison.

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