Pauline L. Eckenrod

pauline eckenrod
Pauline Lois (Ehlert) Eckenrod was born on October 16, 1923 to William and Emma (Popenhagen) Ehlert in Sumner, Iowa. She attended country school in the Sumner area and graduated from Sumner High School in 1939. She attended Upper Iowa College in Fayette, Iowa receiving her teaching certificate. Pauline taught school at the Republic Country School near Nashua until 1946. She was united in marriage to Donald Eckenrod on July 2, 1946 at St. Johns Lutheran Church in Stapleton, Iowa. The couple lived on several farms in the area until purchasing their farm northwest of New Hampton in 1978 where they resided until Dons death. Pauline worked at several local businesses which included Liddles Super Valu. She enjoyed, sewing, cooking, gardening,her cats and her family, especially her grandchildren. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and the American Legion Auxiliary. Pauline is survived by her children Beverly (Sidney) Hoy of Davenport, IA, Jim (Julie) Eckenrod of New Hampton, Linda (Joe) Koenigsfeld of Ionia, IA, Rhonda Fleming of West Richland, WA, Suzanne Wussow of Bradley, IL, Craig (Alice) Eckenrod of Jessup, MD, and Allen (Eileen) Eckenrod of Poulsbo, WA; 16 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; sister Bernice Ameling of Waucoma, IA; and several nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents William and Emma Ehlert, husband Donald on January 17, 2002, one grandson Eric Koenigsfeld; and one great grandson Bryce Koenigsfeld. Cemetery: Burial will be in New Hampton Cemetery at New Hampton, Iowa. Visitation: Visitation will be from4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Thursday, April 16, 2009 at Conway-Kolbet Funeral Home in New Hampton and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday. Service: Funeral services will be held at 10:30am on Friday, April 17, 2009 at Trinity Lutheran Church in New Hampton with Pastor Kevin Frey and Pastor Joel Dahlen officiating.

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  1. Craig & Family,
    Please accept our deepest sympathy regarding the loss of your mom. We pray that the good Lord comfort you all at this time of need. I must share that while in Omaha last week on business, I crossed into Iowa for my very first time and of course was thinking of you at that time. Having lost both my mom and dad in 2003 & 2005, I know that it is never easy. I believe that now your mom is in a even better place along with my folks and other love ones. God Bless you all.

    With Deepest Sympathies,

    Denny & Michele Preshoot

  2. Craig Eckenrod & Family–
    So sorry to hear of the loss of your Mother. Her memories will live on in your life–Take care and live just as well as she has!! As one of your classmates, I’m doing fine.

  3. Craig and Family,
    Sorry for you loss, you have our deepest sympathy and are in our prayers during this difficult time. We have faith that we will all be reunited with our loved ones when the Lord sees fit. God bless you all.

  4. I am so sorry to hear about Pauline’s passing. I always enjoyed talking to her in the Williamstown Store.

  5. Linda, Joe and family,
    I am sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you, and the entire family at this difficult time. She will be missed. You have my sympathy.

    Edna Schwickerath

  6. Rhonda, there has never been a time such as now for “gentle strength” and I am certain your mother held such an attribute for this characteristic as you do. May God bless you and your family during this most difficult time.

    Mary, Jerry, Kathleen, and Lynn

  7. To the famliy of Pauline L.Eckenrod Are Deepist Sympathy in the death of your wife,mother,sister, 16 Grandchildren,19 Great Grandchildren, 1 sister,To Beverly,(Sidney)Hoy,Jim(Julie)Eckenrod,Linda(Joe)Koenigsfellld, Rhonda Fleming,Suzanne Wissow,Craig(Alice)Eckenrod, Allen(Eileen)Eckenrod, 16 Grandchildren, 19 Great Grand- children,& one sister Bernice Ameling,nieces,nephews You all have are Deepist Sympathy! Your love one is in heaven know watching over us all! God Bless Pauline,& God Watch Over Pauline! To all you each have special memories, treasure of your love one for no one can take away all your treasure, memories ect…Are prays,thoughts are with you all for ever. Pauline is in heaven watching over all of us all the time. Pauline well live on in each one of us for life. May God Watch over you all.& May God Bless You all, You all are in are prays, heart, If you need any thing let us know during the time of lose ones .Love Alice,& Tom Rasing GOD WATCH OVER US ALL FOR EVER,AMEN

  8. Trish and I are sorry to hear about the passing of Pauline. You were very blessed to have such a wonderful mother/grandmother. I remember seeing her at the New Hampton activities watching her grandchildren perform. She was their biggest fan.

    Trish and I live out by Poulsbo now. Trish has a mother and brothers living in Poulsbo and our son lives in Brmerton. We live on Bainbridge Island. We moved here in 2000. I noticed Allen lives in Poulsbo.

    Doug and Trish Betten.

  9. Dear family of Pauline Eckenrod,

    We were so surprised to see that your Mom had passed away on the same day as our Mom. As cousins, I bet when they reached heaven they said at the same time I’m so happy to see you, we haven’t had a good chat in a long time!! It is hard to let your parents go, but when they are suffering it is hard to ask them to fight to stay. Big familes are a blessing at times like these. You have our deepest sympathy.
    The family of Elnora Rieck, cousin

  10. Just want you to know that all of you are in our thougts and our prayers. I know that your Mom will surely be missed.

  11. Rhonda,

    I’m so sorry to hear about your loss. Please know that you and your family are in my prayers. God Bless.

    Kristi Abbott

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