Madison/Appleton – Elenora Ann Dombrowski (“Ellie) passed peacefully on July 7, 2023 at the age of 83. She was born on September 6, 1939 in Kingman, KS to James Franklin Georger and Daisy Ectie Georger. She graduated from Rockford East High School in 1958 and two weeks later, on June 14, 1958, she married Richard Miller. Together they had four children. On May 14, 2005 she married her second husband Anton Dombrowski and enjoyed each day of their 11 year marriage, which ended with Tony’s death. With her marriage to Tony she also gained 5 stepchildren and 7 step grandchildren. Ellie had a variety of jobs over the many years she worked, starting at age 14. Her favorite job before retirement was as Quality Assurance Coordinator for Central Wisconsin Rehabilitation Associates. Whatever her job or the task at hand she put her all into it with a positive attitude and a smile on her face. What she enjoyed most in life was traveling, caring for others, entertaining and cooking for friends and family, playing cards and games, and just spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She had plenty of love to go around for everyone.
Ellie is survived by her four children, Richard Miller (Laura), Laurie Marquardt, Michele Miller Hayes (Dan Hayes) and Tabatha Tranetzke (Bruce) and grandchildren, Rachael Wandrey, Ryan Wandrey, Jon Wandrey, Michael Marquardt, Nathan Hayes and Alec Hayes. She is also survived by her stepchildren and step grandchildren. Ellie is preceded in death by her parents, her former husband Dick, her husband Tony, her sister Christine Thingvold and her brother Franklin Dale Georger as well as many aunts, uncles and cousins. She leaves many friends and family behind. Please know that she cherished each and every one of you. Her dementia prevented her from engaging with friends and family in recent years but we know that deep in her heart she remembered us all.
Many heartfelt thanks to the amazing caregivers at Four Winds Manor and Lodge, Agrace Hospice Care, and Dr. Paul John Hayner who all assured that her final days were spent in comfort and with dignity. A private celebration of life will be held by the family.