10:00-11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 28, 2017 at
Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln
11:30 a.m. on Saturday at the funeral home
Deborah Eckert, 67, of Lincoln passed away at 1:51
a.m. on January 25, 2017 at Abraham Lincoln Hospital
Deborah was born March 31, 1949 in Terre Haute, IN.,
the daughter of Richard Cooley and Juney
Cooley-Rowe. She married Robert Eckert on September
4, 1978 in Tuscola, her home town. He survives.
Deborah is also survived by her daughter, Jamie Lee
(Fiance, Seth Peacock) Eckert of Peoria, her son,
Dr. Andrew R. (Rene) Eckert of Dillsburg, PA; her
grandchildren, Isabella Eckert, Ethan Eckert, Zoey
Peacock, Austin Musser, and Tyler Musser; her
sister, Cathie Bradley of Auburn, her step-mother,
Ruth Cooley of Harrisburg, and her special baby,
Deborah was preceded in death by her parents and her
brother, Charles Williams.
Deborah graduated from Tuscola high school in 1967
and from Eastern Illinois University in 1972. She
was employed at Logan/Mason Rehab Center as a QMRP
and retired from there.
Deborah loved collecting anything Raggedy Ann and
Andy and had enough ‘Raggedy’ ornaments to entirely
decorate her Christmas tree. She also collected
Pipka old fashioned Santa Clauses, and anything
black & white chickens. She loved learning about
family history. She was a member of Holy Family
Parish in Lincoln.
Services for Deborah will held at 11:30 a.m. on
Saturday, January 28, 2017 at
Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln,
with Rev. Curt Weaver officiating. A visitation will
be held from 10:00-11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 28,
2017 also at the funeral home. Burial will take
place at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Lincoln.
Memorial donations may be made in Deborah’s name to
Disabled American Veterans, or American Diabetes
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