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Louise Eckelman

Obituary for Louise Eckelman

August 10, 1935 - July 11, 2017
Austin, Texas | Age 81


Louise Eckelman died peacefully at her home Tuesday, July 11th in Austin, Texas. She was 81 years old. Born on August 10, 1935 in Reedsburg, Wisconsin, Louise attended St. Peter's Lutheran School, graduated from Reedsburg High School in 1953 and Madison General Hospital School of Nursing in 1956. She married Ernest "Ernie" Eckelman in 1960. Louise spent most of her life in Dallas, Texas, where she raised her family with Ernie. Louise enjoyed participating in the Harmony Club, working on political campaigns and volunteering at the St. Michael's Exchange. Louise's loving nature created meaningful relationships, which, in recent years, she kept up diligently through letter writing. Louise was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, warm hostess, an excellent cook, and a friend to all. Her greatest gift was the endless love she gave to her family. Louise's memory will continue fill the hearts of her family and friends.

Louise was preceded in death by her parents Ralph and Ruth Wirth of Reedsburg, Wisconsin. Louise Eckelman is survived by her husband Ernest, and children Leslie Timmerman (Tim) and Steve Eckelman, sister Suzy Carbone, and grandchildren Christine Reed (Blake), Kathryn Timmerman, Alexandra Timmerman, and William Timmerman.

A private memorial service will be held in Reedsburg, Wisconsin. Obituary and guestbook available online at

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