FLORENCE “PAT” ECKELBERG
June 10, 1944 — February 15, 2021
MASON, WI – Florence “Pat” Eckelberg, age 76, of Tomah, passed away on Monday, February 15, 2021 at Rolling Hills in Sparta, Wisconsin. She was born on June 10, 1944 and raised by Arthur and Anna Hanson in Mason, Wisconsin. She was united in marriage to Reuben Eckelberg on July 18, 1964 in Mason, WI. He preceded her in death in July 2020.
Pat worked as a daycare provider in Tomah and Wilton and as a babysitter to many family and friends. Pat had the biggest heart of green & gold and was willing to help at the drop of a hat. She loved playing games, from Scrabble to pool, and enjoyed cooking. She was funny, quick witted, and always had a joke, or a pun, to tell.
Pat found great joy in her role as a grandma, and great grandma. She loved her family deeply and was very protective of them. Her beautiful spirit and charismatic personality will be missed by her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and siblings.
She is survived by her 4 children, Rhonda (Dean) Burch of Tomah, Jolene (John) Glynn of Tomah, Nancy Rice of Elroy, and Chip Eckelberg of Mason; 9 grandchildren, Apryl Ravet of Mauston, Mike (Mary) Ravet of Tomah, Sean (Staci) Glynn of Camp Douglas, Desiree Glynn of LaCrosse, Cade (Misty) Ravet of Warrens, Tara Eckelberg of LaCrosse, Reid (Kat) Rice of Tomah, Jessica Rice of Tomah, and Jayce Newman of Elroy; 12 great-grandchildren, and numerous siblings and other relatives.
She is reunited in heaven with her husband, Reuben; great grandson, Kyson Rice; sister, Nancy Eskola, and niece, Lori Tappa.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, February 19, 2021, 11:00 a.m., at Queen of the Apostles Parish in Tomah. Monsignor David Kunz will officiate. Burial will be held at a later date at the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. Family and friends are invited for visitation on Thursday, February 18, 2021 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Torkelson Funeral Home in Tomah, with a rosary beginning at 3:30 p.m. Visitation will also be held from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at the church on Friday.
The Torkelson Funeral Home of Tomah is assisting the family with arrangements.
Online condolences are available at www.torkelsonfuneralhome.com.
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