Note for: Nola Arlene Bennett, 9 NOV 1924 -
NOLA BENNETT TO BECOME BRIDE OF LESTER ECKBERG (undated, about 1946)
Mrs. Lena Bennett, 1124 21st place, is announcing the engagement of her
daughter, Nola Arlene, to Sgt. Lester C. Eckberg, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Olaf Eckberg of Wyanet. There has been no definite date set for the
wedding, but it is expected to be an event for the early summer.
Following her graduation from Polo high school Arlene studied railroad
telegraphy. For the past three years she has been employed by the
Chicago, Burlington and Quincy railroad as a telegrapher. She has held
this position at Camp Grant for the past 14 months.
A graduate of Wyanet high school with the class of 1941, Sergeant
Eckberg has been in the service for three years. Most of his time has
been spent in administration work at the prisoner of war camp at Camp
Grant. He expects to receive his discharge this month.
ANNOUNCE MARRIAGE (undated, 1946)
Wyanet--Miss Nola Arlene Bennett and Lester Eckberg were united in
marriad (sic) at the Grace Methodist Church in Rockford on March 30.
They were attended by Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Altendorf, friends of the
couple. Mr. Eckberg is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Olof Eckberg.
RECENT BRIDES HONORED AT DOUBLE SHOWER (undated, 1946)
Wyanet--On Friday afternoon, April 19th, a double shower was given at
the home of Mrs. Olof Eckberg, honoring Mrs. Harold Eckberg of Princeton
and Mrs. Lester Eckberg of Rockford. The brides received many lovely and
useful gifts. The afternoon was spent in writing recipes, advice to the
bride and guessing games. The fifty guests who were present were from
Walnut, Princeton, Thomas, Stewart, Rockford and Wyanet. A delightful
lunch was served. Assistant hostesses were Mrs. Kenneth Eckberg, Mrs.
Vivan Richmond, Mrs. Arthur Bodelson, Mrs. Justus Blythe.
In the evening friends of the grooms' came for lunch and a social good
Note for: Mary Otis Abell, 21 SEP 1926 - 5 OCT 1987
MARY OTIS ABEL AND KENNETH ECKBERG MARRIED HERE AUG. 1
Mr. and Mrs. Otis Abel announce the marriage of their daughter Mary
Otis to Mr. Kenneth Eckberg on Tuesday August 1st at the Congregational
parsonage, with Rev. Noyes O. Bartholmew reading the single ring ceremony.
The bride was attired in an Aqua Blue dress with white accessories.
Mrs. Vivan Richmond sister of the groom was her attendant and wore a Teal
Blue dress with dark blue accessories. Mrs. Eckberg was a graduate of the
Wyanet Community High School class of '44.
Mr. Eckberg, who was attended by Mr. Vivan Richmond was a graduate with
the class of '43.
After the ceremony a wedding supper was served at the Olof Eckberg
home. The table was attractively decorated with gladiolos (sic) and a
three teared (sic) wedding cake graced as a center piece.
After a short wedding trip Mr. and Mrs. Eckberg will be at home with
there (sic) many friends at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Olof
Guests present other than the immediate families included Mr. and Mrs.
Ralph Prince, Mr. and Mrs. Everett Eckberg and family and Mr. and Mrs.
Vivan Richmond and family.
MRS. KENNETH ECKBERG FETED AT SHOWER PARTY
Thirty-five relatives and friends were entertained at a delightful show
(sic) party Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 29, given in honor of Mrs. Kenneth
Eckberg, who before her recent marriage was Miss Mary Otis Abell.
Hostesses were Mrs. Bradley Purvis, Mrs. Otis Abell and Miss Mary
Klingenberg. Guests were received at the Purvis residence, and enjoyed
shower games arranged by Mrs. Maurice Van Meir.
Bouquets of cut flowers and a color scheme of blue and white was used
in decorating the home and for luncheon served at quartet tables by Miss
Janice Arling and Miss Alberta Goodale.
The honoree was the recipient of many lovely gifts from those present.
Mr. and Mrs. Eckberg are residing for the present in the home of his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Olof Eckberg at Wyanet.
Wyanet--Mrs. Kenneth (Mary) Eckberg, 61, of rural Wyanet died Monday
afternoon, Oct. 5, 1987 at Perry Memorial Hospital.
Born Sept. 21, 1926 in Hodgenville, Ky., to Otis and Mary Margaret
Howell Abell. She married Kenneth Eckberg in Wyanet on Aug. 1, 1944.
She retired after 24 years with the Farm Credit System in April 1986.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Princeton and the
Pilot Club International.
Survivors include her husband; her mother of Tiskilwa; one daughter,
Mrs. Tom Strader of Wyanet; one son, Robert of Dakota City, Iowa; eight
grandchildren; and four brothers, James, Richard, and Charles, all of
Tiskilwa and Edward of Princeton. One sister preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Jensen Funeral Home. The
Rev. Wesley Anderson will officiate. Burial will be in Forest Hill
Cemetery in Wyanet. Visitation will be from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Wyanet Rescue Unit or to her church.
Note for: Arvis Griffith, 10 APR 1938 - 23 MAY 1964
Buried in the cemetery at Lightning Ridge, Oklahoma.