Ceil G. Bordeleau

Ceil G. Bordeleau, 96, lifelong resident of Green Bay and Shawano, left this world on Friday evening, Sept. 1, 2017, to meet her Lord and Savior, husband Don, son Duke, and family and friends in heaven. Born on Aug. 29, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Leslie and Minnie Williquette.

Ceil was a graduate of West High School, Class of 1940. Soon after, she was married to Donald Bordeleau on Aug. 30, 1941, and enjoyed 62 years of marriage before his passing in 2003. Ceil was the very image of compassion and love to everyone who met her, always sharing a laugh and smile and brightening the lives of all those around her. She was an avid lover of square dancing, camping, and all forms of arts and crafts; she used her gifts to knit afghan quilts and hats for newborn children, spreading her love through the warmth of her craft. She was a Packers fan, enjoyed crosswords and Old-Fashioneds, and especially loved being surrounded by her family and grandchildren.

Survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Sandi and Russell Crawford, of Shawano; three grandchildren, Lori (Randy) Kagerbauer, of Shawano, Craig (Lisa) Crawford, of Dubuque, Iowa, and Amy (Mike) Garbelman, of Shawano; seven great-grandchildren, Jessica (Tim) Sheldon, Jeremy (Angela) Duquaine, Kristin and Kyle Kagerbauer, Cole, Brandon and Julia Crawford; five great-great-grandchildren, Michaela Monnier and Aubrey and Kaylee Sheldon, and Ivy and Vivian Duquaine.

Preceded in death by her beloved husband of 62 years, Donald; one son: Donald (Duke) Bordeleau; her three sisters, LaVerne (Bill) Suess, Joanne (Arnie) Vanden Boomen and Bernice (James) Baenen; her parents, Leslie and Minnie Williquette.

Private visitation and funeral services were held at Swedberg’s Funeral Home with the Rev. David Barrett officiating.

The family of Ceil Bordeleau would like to extend their deepest gratitude to the staff of The Cottages on Golden Pond and the hospice workers of Southern Care Green Bay for their exceptional compassion and care.

You are forever and always with us, in our memories and in our hearts. Though you rise up now to heaven, with your love we will never part.