February 21, 1962 - November 20, 2021
BRITTON – Eileen Lillian Sell, 59, of Britton, passed away peacefully, Saturday, November 20, 2021, in the arms of her sister and caregiver, Cindy Wielfaert. Born February 21, 1962 in Ypsilanti, MI, she was the daughter of Harold R. and Lillian C. (Knofske) Sell, Sr. A true “farm girl,” she grew up working with her family and loved to go to the Eastern Market with her parents. Eileen graduated from the JoBrighton Skill Center in Wyandotte, MI in 1985. There she learned a variety of home skills. Eileen was confirmed at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in New Boston, MI and was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Britton. In her spare time, Eileen made latch hook rugs and projects that she took to the fairs. Eileen enjoyed the simple pleasures in life; a good cup of coffee, watching “The Waltons,” “Little House on the Prairie,” and “Happy Days” on television, dancing whenever she could, assembling puzzles, camping with family and friends, and the happiness that babies and children bring to this world. She especially loved spending time and trips with her nieces and nephews. She will forever be remembered for her sweet smile and for the joy she brought into people’s lives. Eileen is survived by her siblings, Harold (Virginia) Sell, Jr. of Romulus, Byron Sell of Blissfield, Anna (Donald) Staffeld of Romulus, Karen (Bruce) Siebarth of Britton, Elaine Lavander of Benton Harbor, Edwin (Beverly) Sell of Orleans, IN, and Cindy Wielfaert of Britton; 25 nieces and nephews, including Cindy’s children, whom she lived with since December of 1992, Johanna Lentz, Alyson Irwin, Bittany Wielfaert, John Wielfaert, Lucas Wielfaert, as well as a special great-niece, Alexyss Wielfaert; numerous great-nieces and nephews; many cousins; Goddaughter, Emily Gafford; her extended family members on the Wielfaert-side, especially “Dave’s Mom,” Helen Wielfaert-Korb, who always welcomed her; and her companion, Ford, the black lab. She was preceded in death by her parents Harold and Lillian Sell; brothers-in-law, Thomas Lavander and David Wielfaert; and sister-in-law, Patricia Sell. A funeral service for Eileen will take place on Monday, November 29, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Britton (9950 Ridge Hwy.) with Pastor Dave McCarty officiating. The family will receive friends for visitation on Sunday, November 28, 2021, from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. at the Wagley Funeral Home, Tagsold Chapel in Blissfield, and additionally on Monday, from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at the church. Burial will take place in West Mound Cemetery in Taylor. Those planning an expression of sympathy may consider memorial contributions in honor of Eileen to benefit Hospice of Lenawee and the Special Olympics of Michigan. Online condolences and memories may be shared at www.WagleyFuneralHomes.com.
BRITTON – Eileen Lillian Sell, 59, of Britton, passed away peacefully, Saturday, November 20, 2021, in the arms of her sister and caregiver, Cindy Wielfaert. Born February 21, 1962 in Ypsilanti, MI, she was the daughter of Harold R. and... View Obituary & Service Information
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