Everette D. Eckrich

  • Born: March 2, 1935
  • Died: February 20, 2016
  • Location: Iowa City, Iowa

Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service

2720 Muscatine Avenue
Iowa City, IA 52240

gayandciha@gayandciha.com
Tel. (319) 338-1132

Tribute & Message From The Family


Everette Dean Eckrich, 80, of Iowa City, passed away Saturday February 20, 2016 in the comfort of his home.

Family committal services will take place at Memory Gardens Cemetery. Memorials in Everette's memory may be directed to Mercy Hospice or Iowa City Hospice.

Everette was born March 2, 1935, in Iowa City; son of Peter and Loretta (Moore) Eckrich. He graduated from University High in 1954, that same year he married Isabelle Reynolds at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Iowa City. He had served in the Iowa National Guard and worked for the University of Iowa, retiring after 25 years.

His family includes his wife, Isabelle; children, Gary Eckrich, Pam Gerot, Randy Eckrich, Susan Eckrich and Debra (Brad) Schaver; five grandchildren, Tony, Vanessa, Brandon, Chad and Abbey; four great-grandchildren; brother, Cletus Eckrich of Arizona and sister, Karla (John) Widmer of Fairfield, Iowa.

Everette's family would like to thank the caregivers of Iowa City hospice for the wonderful and loving care they provided to him and his family.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Our family is keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers for your husband and father. You all have our heartfelt sympathy as we remember events of each of you over these many years of knowing your family. Our sincere condolences.

Posted by Duane Worden - Iowa City, IA - Friend   February 29, 2016

Gary and all the Eckrich family we are sorry for your loss. You will all be in our prayers. Keep all the good memories in your hearts forever. God Bless

Posted by Daniel and Donna Hayslett - Iowa City, IA - Friend   February 24, 2016

Don and I are so sorry for your loss thoughts and prayers to all. God Bless.

Posted by Robin Cox - West Branch, IA - Family   February 24, 2016

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Isabelle & Family,

We send our sympathy to you all on Everette's passing. We did not know our cousin very well however we enjoyed visiting with him and your family at the reunions in Riverside. May he rest peace, and may your memories dry your tears and comfort you in the days ahead.

John & Dawn

Posted by John & Dawn Eckrich - Iowa City, IA - Family   February 23, 2016

Isabelle, Gary, Pam, Suz, Randy and Debby:

I am so very sorry for your loss but know that your Dad is now in a better place and young and healthy again.

Posted by Kay - Iowa City, IA - Family   February 23, 2016

Aunt Isabel,

He was a good man.
I have many fond memories.

Tim

Posted by Tim Reynolds - Iowa City, IA - Family   February 22, 2016

Sorry for your loss.

Posted by Richard Gerot    February 22, 2016

Dear Isabel,

Although a good 30 years has passed since I saw either you or Everette, I remember you both well. You were a kind and sweet lady, always wonderfully supportive of Everette. When I first entered practice with Dr. Schrock and Dr. Anderson, Oral Miller, Everette and Ray Fuhrmeister took care of my car, which I parked at Miller's Conoco Gas Station.

I read that you took care of Everette up to the very end with his death occurring in the comfort of your home. You certainly lived up to your vows. I am sorry for your loss but I know you will find comfort in your children, grandchildren, and even great grandchildren.

My kindest regards and best wishes to you,

Dr. Beasley

Posted by Oscar C. Beasley, MD - Iowa City, IA - Friend   February 22, 2016

Comfort hugs to all of you!

Posted by Jackie (Fjelstad) Heinle    February 21, 2016


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