Louisa Mae Eichhammer, passed away peacefully at the age of 77 on April 19, 2014 at Sweetbrook Care Center in Williamstown. Louisa was born Louisa Mae Reddersen on July 22, 1936 in Woodburn, Indiana one of three daughters of Betty (Vogtman) and Arthur Reddersen. She attended local Woodburn schools, graduating from Woodburn High School in 1954. She attended Valparaiso University in Indiana where she met her Husband Charles Henry Eichhammer. They married in 1958.
Louisa and her husband lived in many states across the country be for settling in the New York City area, where Charles was from. She held many different administrative jobs while there including Walt Disney Corporation and Kelley Employment Services.
In July of 1976 Louisa and her husband left the city life and moved to Williamstown, MA where they purchased and operated the Elwall Pines Motel, a long established motel in Williamstown. In August of 1978 Charles unexpectedly passed away. Louisa continued to operate the motel until 1994. Wanting to retire and spend some time south, Louisa moved to Auburndale, FL where she lived until returning to Williamstown in 2006.
Louisa is survived by her son, Craig Eichhammer and his wife Amy of North Adams and a step-granddaughter, Bailee Duquette. She also leaves two sisters, Linda Yerks and her husband, Bruce of Michigan, Beverly Hormann and her husband, Robert of Missouri and a brother-in-law, John Eichhammer and his wife, Ruth of AZ. as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Louisa’s family would like to thank the nurses and staff of Sweetbrook Care Center who took such good care of her in her final days. Per the family’s request, there are no calling hours. Memorial donations can be made in her memory to Hospice Care of the Berkshires through the Flynn and Dagnoli Funeral Home, 74 Marshall Street in North Adams, MA 01247 who are in charge of arrangements.
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