Helen Eckert


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Posted Online: March 05, 2014, 4:55 pm
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Helen G. Eckert, 90, of Aledo, died Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at Genesis Senior Living, Aledo.
Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Fippinger Funeral Home, Aledo. Burial is at Peniel Cemetery, rural Joy. Visitation is one hour before services Saturday at Fippinger's. Memorials may be made to the University of Illinois Extension-Mercer County Chapter. Online condolences can be left at fippingerfuneralhome.com.
She was born May 15, 1923, in Perryton, Ill., to Elias and Myrtle Bonynge Nyberg. She attended local schools. On Feb. 25, 1941, she was united in marriage to Victor W. Eckert. He died Nov. 12, 1996.
Helen was a homemaker and assisted her husband in the operation of their family farm. She worked at the former Fortner Shelter and Care in Aledo and the Mercer County Nursing Home.
She was a member of the Mercer County Home Extension and the former Open Bible Church in Aledo. She enjoyed fishing, doing crafts and helping with her children's 4-H projects.
Survivors include two daughters, Anita Neaville, Davenport, Frances Bent, Dunlap, Ill.; three sons, Charles (Carita) Eckert, Joy, Dennis (Lauren) Eckert, Aledo, Kevin Eckert, Canton, Ill.; 10 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one daughter, Eula Jean Diehl; one sister, Mildred Johnson; and a brother, Kenneth Nyberg.












 



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