Eleanore (Ciolek) Haight, age 94, of Lewiston, formerly of Farmington Hills, has gone to the Lord on Wednesday, March 29, 2023, in Linden, Michigan.
She was born on February 19, 1929, to Frank and Josephine (Jadczak) Ciolek in Detroit, Michigan.
Eleanore attended St. Casimir High School, class of 1946, and received her B.A. degree from Marygrove College in 1950. During and after college, she was employed at Michigan Bell Telephone Company for nine years as an Employment Interviewer and High School Recruiter, which allowed her to visit all of the high schools in Detroit and the surrounding suburban areas.
She married Lt. Louis A. Haight Jr. USN in 1955 and enjoyed 54 years together until Lou died on 9/11/2009. Eleanore devoted her life to her husband and children, her church, and her friends. She was a leader in the Girl Scouts and assisted her husband in the Boy Scouts. After Lou’s second retirement, they moved to Lewiston- “a little bit of heaven” in 1987.
Eleanore was an active member at St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Lewiston. She organized the Scripture Group, the monthly Ladies Luncheon, and the WANA (We Are Never Alone) group. She loved being a choir member.
Eleanore is survived by her four sons and daughter, Michael (Grace) of Laupāhoehoe, Hawai’i, Cynthia (Bruce) of Solon, Ohio, Marcus (Susan) of Fenton, Michigan, Christopher (Marianthy) of Clarkston, Michigan, and Paul Louis (Laurie) of Fenton, Michigan; grandchildren, Cathryn (Shannon), Lt. Col. Daniel- Pennsylvania Air National Guard (Caroline), Justin (Lauyren), Zachary, Brittany (Julian), Angela (Wade), George, Luke, Paul Lee, Paul Logan, and Courtney (Travis); and great-grandchildren, Ziva, Vincent, Jeremy, Asher, Kinsley, Luca, Mac, and Beau.
Eleanore was awarded “Coolest patient of the day” by the University of Michigan Medical Center on March 25, 2023.
Visitation will be held on Monday, April 10, 2023, at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Lewiston, Michigan, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. when a vigil service will be held.
Visitation will begin again on Tuesday, April 11, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. at the church, with a Mass of the Resurrection being held at 11:00 a.m. with a luncheon to follow.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Francis of Assisi online at https://secure.etransfer.com/eft/flexblockcode/donation1.cfm?d2org=StFrancisofAssisi&d2tool=donate or by mail at P.O. Box 182, Lewiston, MI 49756.
Arrangements were entrusted to Nelson Funeral Home and Cremation Service, P.O. Box 1548, Gaylord, MI 49734.
1 comment on “Eleanore Haight”
Eleanore will be dearly missed by myself and the St Francis choir members. She was truly a brilliant light in our lives and her exuberance for life was contagious. We know she is home, singing with the angels spreading joy. RIP dear friend.