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Updated: 02/02/2014 08:00:01AM

Eleanor B. Winger

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Eleanor B. Winger, 77, of Punta Gorda, Fla., and formerly of Mount Prospect, Ill., passed away Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, at her home.

She was born Oct. 8, 1936, in Cleveland, Ohio, to Joseph and Elizabeth Markovics.

Eleanor worked as a secretary at various companies, and in retail for Carson Pirie Scott & Co. in Mount Prospect. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, and enjoyed doing ceramics. She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

Eleanor will be greatly missed by her loving husband of 56 years, Carl; daughters, Barbara Wexler and Kathleen (Michael) Bakko; son, Carl (Lisa) Winger; and grandchildren, Brian, Matthew, Courtney, Lauren, Stephen, Amanda, Michelle and David.

The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, at Larry Taylor Funeral and Cremation Services. A funeral Mass will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Punta Gorda, with Father Jerry Kaywell officiating. Memorial donations may be made to Sacred Heart Catholic Church. To express condolences to the family, please visit and sign the online guest book.

Arrangements are by Larry Taylor Funeral and Cremation Services.

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