Eisenzoph, Jean

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Jean Eisenzoph, with her family by her side, on Monday, March 14, 2016 at Rainycrest Long-Term Care in Fort Frances, Ont.
Jean was born March 13, 1928 in Fort Frances to John “Jack” and Louise Langtry.
As a young girl attending Fort Frances High School, Jean worked after school at the soda fountain at Gagne Rexall Drug Store. Upon graduating, Jean was employed by the Town of Fort Frances in the old town hall as a “number please” telephone operator.
Many of Jean’s longtime friends were established during these years of her employment. The telephone operator girls had formed a “Birthday Club,” more commonly called by the girls as a “Stitch and Bitch Club” which lasted a lifetime.
In l949, Jean was united in marriage to Frank “Ike” Eisenzoph. Frank was playing professional hockey at the time and his career took them to California and British Columbia for the next few years.
In 1951, Jean, Frank, and their son, Lee, moved to International Falls, Mn. Jean worked as bookkeeper and office manager at the Super One Grocery Store, formerly known as the Piggly Wiggly.
Jean was the first employee hired when the Piggly Wiggly opened its doors in 1961 and she worked there until her retirement.
In 1972, Jean and Frank moved back to Canada and built their home on Rocky Inlet Road. After Frank’s death in 2000, Jean moved to Fort Frances and remained in her home on Fourth Street East until the last few months, when she made her home at Rainycrest.
Jean was a member of the Fort Frances Curling Club and the Kitchen Creek Golf Club. She especially enjoyed her years of curling and skipped her team.
Jean and Frank enjoyed many years of mixed curling bonspiels and often were in the winner’s circle.
They also enjoyed many holidays in Mexico and in the southern U.S.
Jean’s only hobby was knitting and over the years she had made many sweaters. She also enjoyed many gambling trips to the casinos with her friend, Dianne.
Jean is survived by her brother, Jack Langtry and his wife, Florence “Flo,” of Fort Frances, Ont.; and their son, Derek, and wife, Sarah, and sons, Cole and Carson, of Union, Kentucky.
Jean also is survived by her brother-in-law, Joe Eisenzoph and wife, Christine; and nieces, Sandie, and husband, Bill Whalen, and Sherri and husband, Mike Thayer, all of Fort Frances, Ont.
Jean was predeceased by her husband, Frank, and son, Lee; her parents, Jack and Louise Langtry; sister, Thelma; and brother-in-law, Laffy Knotts.
A memorial service will be held Monday, March 21, 2016, at 11 a.m. at Green Funeral Home in Fort Frances, with Fr. Victor De Gagné officiating.
In memoriam donations may be made to the Rainycrest Auxiliary, 550 Osborne St., Fort Frances, Ont., P9A 3T2 or the charity of your choice c/o Green Funeral Home, P.O. Box 427, Fort Frances, Ont., P9A 3M8.
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