Louis "Bob" ECKELBERG was born on 7 May 1920 in Wilton Township, Monroe
County, WI.77 He was baptized
on 9 May 1920 in Monroe County, WI.77
Louis "Bob" ECKELBERG and Ruth Eleanor ZILLMER were married on 5 Sep 1999 in
Tomah, Tomah Township, Monroe County, WI.34
Ruth Eleanor ZILLMER (daughter of Leo Anton ZILLMER
and Lela Mildred GROSSMAN) was born on 10 Nov 1921 in Cataract, Little Falls
Township, Monroe County, WI.27,34 She died on 17 Nov 2004 in Tomah,
Tomah Township, Monroe County, WI.34
Obituary Notes: "Ruth E. Kortbein Eckelberg, 83, of Tomah, died Wednesday,
Nov. 17, 2004, at Close To Home. She was born Nov. 10, 1921, to Leo and Lela
(Grossman) Zillmer at Cataract. She was united in marriage to Bernard Kortbein
July 26, 1941, at St. John Ev. Lutheran Church, Ridgeville. He preceded her
in death April 15, 1997. She married Robert Eckelberg on Sept. 5, 1999, at St.
Paul Ev. Lutheran Church in Tomah.
Ruth worked in food service in the summer at Fort McCoy. In 1988, she retired
after 13 years in food service at the VA Medical Center, Tomah. She was a faithful
member of St. Paul Ev. Lutheran Church and a member of the Deborah Circle and
the Ladies Aid. She was also a member of the Senior Citizens Club at St. Paul
She is survived by her husband, Robert, of Tomah; four sons, Dennis of West Bend,
Kurtis (Michelle) of Cedar Falls, IA, Brian (Rebecca) of Fairchild and Brad of
La Crosse; two daughters, Karen (LeRoy) Koepke of Estelline, SD, and Nancy (Alan)
McCoy of Sparta; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; four step-daughters,
Eileen (Luther) Wurster of Dawson, MN, Gail (Steve) VanderWal of Clinton, UT,
Judy Heth of Miles City, MT, and Laura (Glenn) Jacobsen of Plano, IL; nine step-grandchildren;
a brother, Spencer (Betty) Zillmer of Middleton; two sisters, Joan Rosenow of
Waukesha and Betty (Robert) Nasgovitz of Taylorsville, KY; two sisters-in-law,
Della Kortbein and Phyllis Zillmer, both of Tomah; nieces, nephews, other relatives
She was preceded in death by her first husband; an infant daughter, Mary, and
a brother, Wayne Zillmer.
Funeral services will be held Monday, Nov. 22, at 11 a.m. at St. Paul Ev. Lutheran
Church, 525 Superior Ave., Tomah. Pastor Donald R. Buch will officiate. Burial
will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Tomah. Relatives and friends are invited to call
on Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Sonnenburg Family Funeral Home, 801 E. Monowau
St., Tomah, and at the church on Monday from 10 a.m. until time of the services."
She was buried on 22 Nov 2004 in Tomah, Tomah Township, Monroe County, WI.34 in the Oak Grove Cemetery.
Louis "Bob" ECKELBERG and Margaret Marie WEHRS were married on 20 Oct 1945 in
Barre Mills, Barre Township, La Crosse County, WI.19,35 Margaret
Marie WEHRS was born on 10 Sep 1922 in Barre Mills, Barre Township, La Crosse
County, WI.19,204 She died on 18 Aug 1998 in Tomah, Tomah Township,
Monroe County, WI.19,204 She was buried on 21 Aug 1998 in Tomah, Tomah Township,
Monroe County, WI.19,205 in the Oak Grove Cemetery. Robert Louis "Bob"
ECKELBERG and Margaret Marie WEHRS had the following children: