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Mary Ellen Eckelberg - 72

6/1/1944 - 4/25/2017

Clinton,IA

Mary Ellen Eckelberg, age 72 of Clinton, passed away Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at Mercy living Center South. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at the Pape Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 9:00 A.M. until the service time Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be in St. Irenaeus Calvary Cemetery. Mary Ellen was born in Maquoketa, Iowa on June 1, 1944, the daughter of Cyril F. and Rosella (Teshak) Eckelberg. She graduated from Cardinal Community High School in Batavia, IL and later from Parson College in Fairfield, Iowa. She taught high school in Indianola and Ankeny, Iowa and was employed at Collis Company for 20 years. She participated in the Great River Ride, a horseback ride from Winnipeg, Canada to Lake Itasca, MN to New Orleans, a 6000 mile ride. Mary Ellen enjoyed archeology, Indian Culture and journalism. She wrote historical articles for the Clinton Herald and the historical book, Fr. Jean, Pioneer Priest. She was a member of the former St. Irenaeus Church, the Concerned Catholics and an assistant to Fr. Shepler. Mary Ellen is survived by a brother, Cy (Nancy) Eckelberg of Clinton; two sisters, Cecilia Ann White of Hannibal, MO and Bernadette Eckelberg of Muscatine. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Visitation:

Visitation will be from 9:00 A.M. until the service time Saturday at the funeral home.

Service:

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at the Pape Funeral Home.

1 Comment

  • Casey Reekie

    on 04/27/17

    I can't remember not knowing Mary Ellen. She has been part of my life personal and work. She was one of the best Customers at our store Knippel's Religious Goods. I really got to know Mary Ellen through New New Mellarey Abbey and Fr Ken. She was a big part of the Indian Pow wows held there. She was always very good to my 2 boys. I will miss her monthly calls and visits. May she be in peace

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