Thelma D. Ecklund was born on April 6, 1929 in Minneapolis, Minnesota to the late Ragna and Christian Knudsen. She passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 24, 2014 with her family at her side.
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Surviving her, is her sister, Mrs. Elaine Messiah, and her children Gary (Judith), Randy (Amy), Paula (Richard) Wilson, Karen (Ervin) Bohl. Cherished grandmother to Shawn, Amy (Brandon), Guy (Brett), Annie, Tyler, Tom (Brenda), Ginger, Cody and Jordan. Proud great grandmother of Taylor and Colsten. Fond aunt of many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Raymond and her wonderful husband of 58 years Vernon Ecklund.
Thelma and her husband raised their family in Des Plaines after moving from Minneapolis in 1958. They enjoyed a long retirement in Arizona, initially in Payson and finally settling in Surprise. Thelma was a long time employee of Continental Airlines. She returned late last year to Plainfield to be closer to her family.
Thelma looked forward to every day and she was adored by all who knew her due to her loving and kind spirit. Services were private. Arrangements by DuPage Cremations, Ltd. and Memorial Chapel (630) 293-5200.
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Published in Daily News-Sun on May 31, 2014
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