Mary Ann Eckerman
April 20,1919 - May 19, 2006
Mary Ann Eckerman of Newell, died Friday, May 19, at the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake.
Born Mary Ann Kelly at Eagle Grove, on April 20, 1919, and raised in Vincent, She later graduated from Eagle Grove High School in Eagle Grove, in 1937. She taught school in the Vincent and Duncombe areas.
On February 3, 1948, Mary Ann married Mark M. Eckerman at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Duncombe. After their marriage, they moved to Storm Lake, where they farmed for 11 years. In 1959, they moved to their present location, a farm southeast of Newell.
Mary Ann was a member of Our Lady of Good Counsel Church in Fonda. During her life, she enjoyed being involved in local grassroots politics, dancing, playing the piano, sewing and was a member of hobby clubs in both Newell and Fonda.
Mary Ann was preceded in death by her parents, Dennis J. and Amelia Marie (LeMire) Kelly; her husband, Mark; her brother John; and infant granddaughter Mary Elizabeth Turner.
She is survived by her eight children: Marie Eckerman of Newell; Sr. Marcia Eckerman, CHM of Davenport; Denise Eckerman of Newell; Theresa Eckerman of Castle Rock, Colo.; Mary Agnes Eckerman of Storm Lake; Kathleen Eckerman of Denison; Mark Eckerman of Emmetsburg; and Rosemary Eckerman of Storm Lake. Also surviving are seven grandchildren: Michael, Marcia, Matthew, Michele and Mark Turner, Matt Henson and Caitlin Eckerman; one sister, Denise Flattery of Vincent; and one brother, Timothy Kelly of Dallas, Texas.