Eloise Laura Neidlinger of Westminster Winter Park Towers passed away peacefully on October 13, 2017, at 99. She was born August 22, 1918, in Inwood, Indiana, and lived nearby through her school years. On June 29, 1941, she married Orland Ray Neidlinger, the love of her life. They eloped and went on their honeymoon to Kansas City via Chicago. Orland, a WWII Army Air Force Pilot, and Eloise took their first (but certainly not their last) flight together. His love for flight and country and her love and devotion for him never diminished. They were married for 74 years.
Eloise and Orland moved four times for career and family during their lives. Their last move to Winter Park in 2008 was to be near family and enjoy their remaining years at Westminster Winter Park Towers. They were beautifully loved and served there and are very grateful to all.
Eloise was a member of Winter Park Presbyterian Church. Lifelong Presbyterians, she and Orland always built their lives around Christian fellowship. She was a faithful witness to Jesus to everyone she met.
Loving and serving family was always her highest calling. Her only sibling, Lucy, was her lifelong very best friend. They both had the spiritual gift of service and were often “tellers” of very funny jokes.
Eloise leaves behind a most dear legacy to a very thankful family of two children. Rex Neidlinger (Nicky) of Decatur, GA, Bill Neidlinger (Beth) of Winter Park, FL, along with four grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild.
A welcome home reception will take place at Westminster Winter Park Towers, 1111 South Lakemont Avenue, Winter Park, FL, 32792 on Thursday, November 2, at 3 pm. An interment service at a later date will take place at Roswell Presbyterian Church, Roswell, Georgia.
In lieu of flowers memorial gifts in her name to Winter Park Towers benevolence fund or Winter Park Presbyterian Church.