LeeRoy E. Eckberg, Wyanet, died of an apparent heart attack Tuesday morning
at the Shabbona Silica Sand Company site, near Ottawa. He was 61.
Visitation for Mr. Eckberg will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at Norberg
The funeral service will be
conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Norberg's.
Burial will be in Elm Lawn Memorial Park.
Eckberg, born March 11, 1916, in New Bedford, was the son of Olaf and Ida
Eckberg. He married Doris Wilson.
A World War II
veteran, Mr. Eckberg was a member of the Wyanet VFW post and union local 649
He was employed as a crane operator.
Mr. Eckberg is survived by his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Harold (Patricia)
Jovanovic, Sandwich, and Mrs. Brian (Sandra) Weatherwax, Dixon; four
grandchildren; seven brothers, Kenneth, Lester, both of Wyanet, Orville, San
Antonio, Texas, Everett, Princeton, and Harold, Arthur, and Edmund, all of
Walnut; and two sisters, Mrs. Anna Richmond and Alma Bodelson, both of
His parents and one brother, Lawrence,
preceded Mr. Eckberg in death.
Memorials may be
directed to the Wyanet rescue unit or to the Wyanet Mothers of World War II.
(Bureau County Republican, Princeton, Illinois,
submitted by Shirley Beams Simmons)