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Services for Eleanor W. Wangelin, 91, of Colden, a retired teacher, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in Redeemer Lutheran Church, 8740 Supervisor Ave., Colden. Burial will be in Colden Cemetery.

Mrs. Wangelin died Wednesday (Jan. 26, 2000) in Jennie B. Richmond Chaffee Nursing Home, Springville.

She was born on a farm at the top of what is now the Kissing Bridge ski area.

She graduated from Griffith Institute, received a teaching certificate from Geneseo State Normal School and later finished her education at Buffalo State College.

She returned to Colden to teach in a one-room schoolhouse with eight grades and continued to teach in rural schools for 15 years. She completed her career in 1970 after teaching for 17 years in the elementary grades in the Orchard Park schools.

Her husband of 44 years, Harry, a former Colden town supervisor, justice of the peace, town clerk and fire chief, died in 1983.

She was a lifelong member of Redeemer Lutheran Church, where she taught Sunday school or was the Sunday school superintendent for more than 50 years. She was also a member of the Women's Guild, the Valpo Guild and the Lutheran Women's Missionary League.

Surviving are two sons, Martin H. of East Aurora and Dean D. of Gowanda; a daughter, Barbara E. Peters of Springville; a brother, Nelson Owen of Springville; three sisters, Arlene Deck and Irma Conner, both of Springville, and Vivian Feltz of Boston; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.


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