- June 12, 1915 - April 1, 2015
- Morton, Illinois
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MORTON - Ella E. Domnick, 99, of Morton, passed away at 9:55 p.m. Wednesday, April 1, 2015, at Maple Lawn Health Center in Eureka.
She was born June 12, 1915, to John and Leah (Zehr) Bauman and raised on a farm in Bern, Kan. She stayed home after the sixth grade to help on the farm and made cheese in the farm house basement, which she sold door to door. Ella grew up in the Apostolic Church and was baptized in the Mennonite Church.
She married Lloyd Domnick on April 27, 1940, in Bern. He preceded her in death on July 9, 1999. She also was preceded in death by seven brothers and three sisters.
Surviving are one daughter, Diana (Keith) Redman of Morton; five grandchildren, Aaron Eichorst (Darren), Jill (Kevin) Foley, Henry (Ana) Pacheco, Michael and Darren (Nancy) Redman; and seven great-grandchildren, Sydney, Kayleigh, Natalee, Anthony, Christian, Sofia and Vivienne.
She worked in laundry services for the United States Army during World War II. She also worked at Caterpillar Inc. and in the lingerie department of Witzig's in Morton.
Ella served the Lord with all her heart and loved people unconditionally. She was a member of Trinity Church in Morton. She was sweet and quiet, always busy serving and helping others and was known as "The Cookie Lady." She loved gardening, cooking, baking, walking, traveling, camping, reading and stitching, making many quilt tops.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, April 6, 2015, at Knapp-Johnson Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Morton. Further visitation will be from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Tuesday, April 7, at the funeral home, followed by a funeral service at 10 a.m., with Pastor Doane Brubaker and Pastor Aaron Yoder officiating. Burial will be at the Morton Apostolic Christian Church Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Maple Lawn Kitchen Update Fund, 700 N. Main St., Eureka, IL 61530 or to UnityPoint Hospice, 221 NE Glen Oak Ave., Peoria, IL 61636.