Eleanor Frances Brunkow, 81, Park Falls

Eleanor Frances Brunkow, age 81, of Park Falls, died on Wednesday October 7, 2020 at her home.  She was born on April 28, 1939 in Phillips, the daughter of William and Rose (Dolezalek) Goth.  Ellie graduated from the Phillips High School in 1957 and then attended College in Minneapolis studying to be a teacher.  On May 29, 1961 she married David Brunkow in Germany.  The couple came to Park Falls in 1962.  She was a homemaker, substitute teacher and worked at Flambeau Hospital.  In 1984 Dave and Ellie bought a truck and drove over the road across the U.S.  logging over a million miles before owning and operating Fifield Grocery until their retirement.  Ellie also drove school bus.  She was a member of the Park Falls American Legion Auxiliary, Peace Lutheran Church, loved her flower gardens, gardening, sewing, and spending time with her family and friends.


She is survived by:

her husband David of Park Falls


Calvin Brunkow of Park Falls

Laura (Howard) Briske of Phillips

Bill (Sherry) Brunkow of Park Falls

(7)grandchildren: Jessica, Jackie, Julianne, Matthew, Alex, Jacob, and Brian

(3)great-grandchildren: Samara, Selina, and MacKenna

and many nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her son Paul, her brother Robert Goth, and sister Lorraine Pospisil.

Funeral services will be held at the Birch Street Funeral Service Chapel on Friday October 16, 2020 at 2:00pm.  Rev. Robert Pfeil will officiate.


Interment will follow at Nola Cemetery in Park Falls.


A visitation will be held at the funeral home from 1:00pm until the hour of the service.


Birch Street Funeral Service in Park Falls is assisting the family.