Maud Elisabet vanEysbergen


On Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019, Maud Elisabet vanEysbergen, 84, of Fairhope, Alabama passed


She was born in Sweden as Maud Elisabet vonOtter, a baroness and eldest daughter of

Erik vonOtter and Maja Kohler. She married a Dutchman, Donald vanEysbergen, and

immigrated to the United States in the late 1940s, landing in utopian Fairhope where they were adopted by the Gaston, Totten, Gray, Bishop, Rowe and Nichols families.

Maud was an activist in her community. She was president of the League of Women Voters who celebrated her contributions in a gathering in 2015 .

Maud was also instrumental in bringing the YMCA to the Eastern Shore through their gymnastics program and she was a Girl Scout leader.

In retirement, she enjoyed working with Habitat for Humanity and on the Turtle Watch.

Maud was a creative and "crafty" woman; an amazing artist with textiles and yarns. She was an expert seamstress, knitter, and she crocheted. Her talents overflowed to any craft or art she took upon herself to pursue, from porcelain to decoupage.

Maud was blessed with three children, Mickey, Maja and Elsa; 11 grandchildren, Elisabet, Jason, Laura, Rachael, Jordan, Katrina, Corey, Sarah, Annika, Kara and Elizabeth; and nine great-grandchildren, Hakim, Micah, Brooks, Jonathan, Jean, Elizabeth, Aimee Lynn, Sarah Marie and Michael.

Maud will be laid to rest next to her husband, Donald VanEysbergen, fondly referred to as "Donut" in a private ceremony at Fairhope Colony Cemetery.

Arrangements by Wolfe-Bayview Funeral Homes & Crematory Inc., 19698 Greeno Road, Fairhope, AL 36532, 251-990-7775,