Helmut J.F. Eschborn
JANESVILLE, Wis. — Helmut J.F. Eschborn, age 88, of Janesville, died on Thursday, January 26, 2017 at Mercy Hospital. He was born in Eltville a/Rhein, Germany on July 21, 1928, the son of Johann Georg and Franziska Rosa (Berg) Eschborn. He married Lissy Luise Dreissigacker of Walluf a/Rhein, Germany on Sept. 6, 1950. Helmut and his family came to the United States on the ocean liner “SS United States,” and settled in the city of Janesville in 1955 and became US Citizens in 1966. He was employed by General Motors in Janesville for 33 years and retired in August of 1988. He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing, arrowhead hunting, golfing, and spending time in Hayward, WI. He loved animals, feeding wild birds, and playing with his little dog, Jemma. Helmut was a fun-loving guy who liked music, and entertained his family and friends with music, playing his harmonica, ukulele, and omnicord.
He is survived by his wife, Lissy; daughter, Vera (Dean) Eschborn-Johnson; and nephew, Joe Roberts. He was preceded in death by his son, Achim “Archie” Eschborn, and sister, Hella Roberts.
A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017, at SCHNEIDER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY with Rev. Kevin Dooley officiating. A visitation will be held on Wednesday from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at SCHNEIDER FUNERAL HOME. Lasting Memorials may be made to the Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin, www.petsgohome.org. For on-line condolences and registry: www.schneiderfuneraldirectors.com
Auf wiedersehen, until we meet again.