Eleonore Hede, 98 years old, passed on Tuesday September 8th, 2020 at home with her loved ones.
Eleonore was born June 29th, 1922 in Wetzlar, Germany to Ernst & Helene Freitag. She was the youngest of the 3 children. All preceded her in death. She survived living in Germany during World War II. She attended architect school but was unable to finish due to World War II. She married Edward J. Hede Jr. in 1949 and had 2 children Michael Hede and Deborah Hede. Eleonore and Edward met during World War II when he was stationed in Germany as an American soldier. After the war Eleonore received a one-way ticket to America from Edward. She’s took the flight and never looked back.
Eleonore loved her family and at the age of 80 sold and left her home in Tucson to help raise her granddaughter Rosie in Texas. April 2020 Eleonore got to meet her first and only great grandchild Brinlee. Eleonore loved her more than anyone else. She was a very generous and helping lady however she took no prisoners. Eleonore loved to read romance novels and had a collection. Eleonore lived a very long and adventurous life.
Preceded in death by, her husband, Edward J Hede Jr.; brothers, Ernst Freitag Jr and Gerhard Freitag; mother, Helene Freitag; father, Ernst Freitag Sr; cousin and her best friend, Inge Hild.
Survived by, her oldest son, Michael Hede; daughter, Deborah Hede; granddaughter, Olivia “Rosie” Hede and great granddaughter, Brinlee Lynn Holmes.
Service at 3pm Monday, September 21, 2020 in Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, where Eleonore and her husband, Edward, will both be laid to rest.