Zinetta Eckerman, 103
Wed, 01/11/2017 - 1:49pm admin
Waterloo - Zinetta Catherine Eckerman, age 103, of Waterloo, Iowa and formerly of Hudson, Iowa died on Dec. 31, 2016 at Cedar Valley Hospice Home.
Services were held Jan. 6, 2017 at St. Edward Catholic Church. Burial took place in Immaculate Conception (Blessing) Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Cedar Valley Hospice or a hospice facility of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be left at www.kearnsfuneralservice.com.
Zinetta was born on May 16, 1913 in Cresco, Iowa, the daughter of Adolph and Catherine (Ferrie) Kapler. She attended St. Joseph’s Catholic School in Cresco.
Zinetta married Clarence “Jack” Eckerman on Feb. 6, 1941 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Cresco. He preceded her in death on April 16, 1997.
She was a homemaker and worked as an Avon sales agent for several years. Zinetta was a member of St. Edward Catholic Church, Catholic Daughters of America, and former member of Immaculate Conception Church and Rosary Society of Blessing, and also the Covenant Auxiliary. She enjoyed gardening, needlework, quilting and volunteering.
She is survived by two sons, Charles (Mary) Eckerman of Austin, Texas and Timothy Eckerman of Glenview, Ill.; two step-grandchildren, Don and Cheri; four step-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by five brothers, Urban, Clem, Norbert, Francis and a brother in infancy, Raphael; two sisters, Geneva “Sister Elwyn” and Marguerite; daughter-in-law, Susan; and a step-granddaughter, Michelle.