Eloise E. Buente
October 30, 1918 – May 12, 2019
Eloise E. Buente, 100, of Evansville, IN, passed away Sunday, May 12, 2019. She was born October 30, 1918 to the late Jacob and Louise (Mahrenholz) Kleinknecht.
Eloise and her late husband, Wilburn Buente (1981) were married for 31 years. They had a son, the late David Buente (2013), who she cared for, for many years. She was member of Bethel United Church of Christ.
She is survived by her nephews, Chris H. Buente, Daniel Kleinknecht, Wayne Haase and Stephen Haase.; many great-nephews and several cousins.
A graveside service will be held 11:00 a.m., Thursday, May 16, 2019 at Park Lawn Cemetery, officiated by Dr. Stephanie Weiner. Friends may visit 10:30 a.m. until service time at the cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Bethel United Church of Christ, 3029 N. Green River Rd, Evannsville, IN 47715.
A special thank you to Robin, Peggy and the nursing staff at Evansville Protestant Home.
- Wilburn Buente, Husband
- David Buente, Son
- Chris H. Buente, Nephew
- Daniel Kleinknecht, Nephew
- Wayne Haase, Nephew
- Stephen Haase, Nephew
- Eloise also leaves behind many great-nephews and several cousins to cherish her memory
- Visitation Thursday, May 16, 2019
- Graveside Service Thursday, May 16, 2019
Eloise E. Buente
May 14, 2019
Eloise and Wilburn, (along with David), were our landlords for 8 years through the mid '70s and early 80s. They were great landlords and so kind to me, my then husband (who died during that time period w/complications of MS in '81) and our two young children. I have memories of sweet Eloise, scooping up our little pekingese dog, loving on her, when she would wander into their yard. I remember her regularly asking about my husband and children, and if we needed anything at all. I remember David riding the lawnmower under Wilburn's watchful eye, as he mowed the grass with a focused look on his face, and from time to time, flashing that magnificent smile of his, so proud to be able to mow the grass. I, and my children, now grown, have wonderful memories of living there on the corner of Colony and Lincoln. For us, it was both a magical and a sad era--sad due to the passing of my husband and the kids' dad. The magical part was having the opportunity to live in that nice, big house with an expansive yard at a price we could afford. Looking back, I'm not sure that Wilburn didn't give us a break on the rent of that house. It ended, for us, to be the best deal of all the rentals we had looked at. They were lovely people, inside and out. Many fond memories of all three of them, but particularly, Eloise. Oh, and I have to mention their dog, Mr. Sparky, as Eloise had first introduced him to us.