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Jean Ecklund

Services for Jean “Lynette” Ecklund of Herington, who joined her husband, parents, and siblings beside her Lord and Savior on Oct. 11 in Council Grove, will be 10:30 a.m. Nov. 11 at Wilsey Christian Church.

Jean was born May 26, 1939, in Herington on to Harold and Helen (Whipple) Anderson of Hope.

Jean met her best friend and husband of 60 years in Herington during a church youth group’s roller skating party.

Jean prided herself in being a wonderful mother, grandmother, farm wife, church community member, and nurse’s assistant at Herington Municipal Hospital.

Jean always will be remembered for her strong faith and continuous dedication to her church community, serving as a Sunday school teacher and women’s group member. Her love for her faith and family started from a young age when she helped her father clear land and helped build King Solomon Christian Camp outside of Solomon, which is still active and teaching children about Jesus to this day.

Jean was a tough and strong, yet tender and understanding woman who cared for everyone she knew.

Jean was welcomed to Heaven by her husband, Eugene Ecklund; parents; brothers Bill Anderson (and wife Grace), Glen Anderson (and wife Evelyn), and Edward Anderson; sisters Marie Stewart (and husband Holland), Lucille Lake (and husband Lee), Elva Sandow (and husband Delmar), and Mary Burch; grandson Matthew Spriggs; and many extended family members.

Jean is survived by daughters Pam Spriggs (and husband Ed), Debbie Kresky (and husband Steve), and Karen Biehler (and husband Tim); grandchildren Jennifer (Spriggs) and Zach Sanders, Chris Spriggs, Nick and Amy Spriggs, Sarah Spriggs, Courtney Kresky and Zach Kempke, Ryan Kresky, Kimberly (Biehler) and Jason Hanson, and Megan (Biehler) and Matt Dobbs, 11 great-grandchildren; and many extended family members.

Memorials may be made to the Wilsey Christian Church or King Solomon Christian Camp and may be left at the church the day of the service or mailed to Martin-Becker-Carlson Funeral Home, 414 NW 3rd St, Abilene KS 67441.

Last modified Oct. 18, 2023