Lorena Eckerle, 85, JasperNovember 12, 2013
Lorena “Lora Lou” Eckerle, 85, Jasper, died at 12:14 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, at her home.
She was born in Jasper on Feb. 16, 1928, to Roman and Hattie (Eckert) Renner. She married Leo Eckerle on Sept. 12, 1950, in St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper.
Surviving are her husband, Leo Eckerle; a son, Duane “Co-op” Eckerle of Jasper; a sister, Viola Wehr of Ireland; and a grandchild.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Sheila Eckerle; four sisters, Veronica Bickwermert, Aurelia Mehringer, Sally Stenftenagel and Selma Merkley; and a brother, Ivo Renner.
Mrs. Eckerle was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper and its St. Ann’s Society, Jasper Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 673 Auxiliary, Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and the German Club. She enjoyed playing cards, dancing, cooking and sewing.
The funeral will be at 9:30 a.m. Friday in St. Joseph Catholic Church. Entombment will be in Fairview Cemetery Mausoleum in Jasper.
Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Becher & Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper. The St. Ann’s Society will say a rosary at 1:45 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church or a favorite charity.
Condolences may be shared at www.becherkluesner.com.
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