Lucille L. Eckhoff, 98, of Allison, Iowa, passed away, April 23, 2019, at Clarksville Skilled Nursing and Rehab Center in Clarksville, Iowa. She was born December 22, 1920, at Butler Center, to Ralph and Mary (Schrage) Wubbena.
Lucille attended Jefferson #1 country school in Allison, Iowa. After high school graduation, she attend State Teachers College in Cedar Falls, Iowa. She then taught country school for several years until her marriage. She was united in marriage to Harry Eckhoff on March 22, 1947, in Lytton, Iowa. Lucille was a member of St. James Lutheran Church in Allison. She enjoyed quilting, cooking for her family, where no one went home hungry, she especially enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.
Lucille is survived by her daughter Cheryl (Jerry) Manning of Clarksville, daughter Nancy (Dale) Amunson of Clarksville, son Richard (Barb) Eckhoff of Allison, son Thomas (Chris) Eckhoff of Allison, son James (Wanita) Eckhoff of Clarksville, daughter Jolene Orser of Woodstock, Georgia, grandchildren, Robert Harms of Clarksville, Marcia (Carl) Ginapp of Mason City, Gwen Manning of Tiffin, Peggy (Jeremy) Busch of Mahoment, Illinois, Erik (Angie) Amunson of Swisher, Courtney (Jim) Krueger of Downers Grove, Illinois, Kirk (Stacy) Eckhoff of Charles City, RaeAnn Eckhoff of Waverly, Tressa Eckhoff of Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, Holly (MIchael) Homan of Grimes, Michael (Crystal) Eckhoff of Clarksville, Andrew Orser of Woodstock, Georgia, Taylor (Whitney) Orser of Woodstock, Georgia, great-grandchildren Ron Harms, Callie, Riley & Camre Ginapp, Leighton & Quincy Lange, Emma & Landon Busch, Alexa & Ryker Amunson, Cade Nolan, Nora & Parker Krueger, Talan & Kynsie Eckhoff, Hayden Homan, Austin & Ryan Eckhoff, brother Robert Wubbena of Allison.
Lucille was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son-in-law Ronald Harms, grandson Clayton DeBuhr, brother Lawrence (Johanna) Wubbena, sister Bernice (Rieke) Rieken, sister-in-law Jessie Wubbena.
"Grandma, you will be dearly missed...your smile, your witty personality, and your big heart! Thank you for teaching me so much...how to be independent, helping me with school work(I tried to pass along to Em the book idea of under the pillow - she just looked at me funny), oh and keeping me inline, too! And the memories...of Sunday dinners and matching outfits! I?m going to miss hearing...Peggy, I love you! You filled my heart with love and our bellies with food! Selfish, wish we could have you forever...but God called you home. ??"