Dale Eckburg

DALE E. ECKBURG, 69 PECATONICA - Dale A. Eckburg, 69, Pecatonica, IL died at 2:10 pm Friday May 10, 2013 in Swedish American Hospital after a brief illness. He was born April 19, 1944 in Rockford, IL the son of Mr. and Mrs. Glenwood and Gladys (Anderson) Eckburg. Dale graduated from Pecatonica High School class of 1962 and attended Rockford College. He is a veteran of the US Army Reserves. Dale married Patricia Sue Dirksen in Pecatonica, IL on September 9, 1967. He was employed as a Inventory Production Manager by Dean Foods for over 44 years retiring in 2010. He is lifelong member of First Lutheran Church where he has been active on many committees, men's club and the church choir. He was very active in the Cub Scouts for years. He is survived by wife Sue Eckburg of Pecatonica, IL son Paul (Aarthi) Eckburg and their children Anders, Ava, Anika all of Mountian View, CA, son David (Tracy) Eckburg of Loves Park, IL, son Steven Eckburg of Rockford, IL; Brother Richard (Nancy) Eckburg of Rockford, IL, Sister Barbara (Gerald) Erickson of Duluth, MN, Brother Daniel (Lois) Eckburg of Rockford, IL; numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents and brother Paul. Memorial ceremonies to be held at 12:00 pm Thursday May 16, 2013 in First Lutheran Church 218 East 6th Street Pecatonica, IL with Pastor Tom Jacoby officiating. Final resting place will be Twelve Mile Grove Cemetery in Pecatonica, IL. Cremations Rites to be accorded. A visitation will be held at the church from 10:00 am until time of ceremony on Thursday. In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to the Rockford Rescue Mission 715 W. State St. Rockford, IL 61102 or the Jimmy V. Foundation 106 Towerview Court Cary NC 27513. Visit www.mccorklefuneralhome.com to send on line condolences.

Published in Rockford Register Star from May 12 to May 13, 2013