January 18, 2008
414 E. Main Street New Washington OH 44854 1/21/2008 10:00:00
414 E. Main Street New Washington OH 44854 1/21/2008 11:00:00
Catherine P. Eckstein, age 93, resident of New Washington, passed away on Friday, January 18, 2008 in Hillside Acres Nursing Home in Willard. She was born on August 7, 1914 in New Washington, Ohio to the late Henry and Anna (Huber) Pessefall and had been a resident of New Washington all of her life. She was a member of the St. Bernard Catholic Church in New Washington and the Rosary Altar Society. She had worked for many years at the Farmer’s State Bank in New Washington.
She is survived by three sons, Eugene C. Eckstein of Germantown, TN, Donald J. Eckstein of Willard and Thomas E. Eckstein of St. Paul, MN; one daughter, Elizabeth Ann Ireland of Hillard, OH; seven grandchildren and a great grandson.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Robert F. Eckstein; her parents, Henry and Anna (Huber) Pessefall and two sisters, Josephine Kesteloot and Henrietta Schoenberg .
Friends may call at the Secor Funeral Home in New Washington, Ohio on Monday, January 21, 2008 from 10:00 – 11:00 AM, where the funeral service will be Monday at 11:00 A.M. with Fr. Stanley S. Szybka officiating. Burial will follow at the St. Bernard Catholic Cemetery in New Washington. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Bernard School Endowment Fund or to the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.secorfuneralhomes.com
Dear Betsy, Don, Tom & Gene: On behalf of the parishioners of St. Bernard parish, and myself, I extend our prayer support to you during these weeks subsequent to your dear mother’s death. In her initial years at Hillside we had some nice visits. Over the past several months, wherever I found your mother, we would pray the Our Father together. Sometimes her lips joined my voice. Before going to Hillside with your father, I remember the pew your mother always sat in for Mass every Saturday afternoon. It was time for your mother to pass on to eternal life to be with God, whom she always loved and always sought to serve. Now she is at peace. May Jesus, our Good Shepherd, give you comfort and inner peace. I regret I was unavailable to minister to you at the time of your mother’s funeral. With sympathy, Fr. Bob Dendinger