Clara Theodora KRUMWIEDE.
EKHOFF (son of John EKHOFF and Clara KESLER) was born on 22 Aug 1918 in Sollitt,
Illinois. He died of complications of Alzheimer's disease: metastatic
cancer, on 11 Feb 2005 in Watseka, Iroquois County, Illinois.287,288
WOODWORTH Louis Albert Ekhoff, 86, of Woodworth died at 9:40 a.m. Friday
(Feb. 11, 2005) at Watseka Rehab and Health Care Center, Watseka.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Pauls Lutheran Church,
Woodworth. The Rev. James Ritter will officiate. Burial will be in St. Pauls
Lutheran Cemetery, Woodworth.
Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Knapp Funeral Home, 219 W. Blaine
St., Cissna Park, and from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at the church.
Louis Albert Ekhoff, 86, of Woodworth, died Friday, February 11, 2005, at Watseka
Rehab & Health Care Center. Services were held Monday at St. Paul's Lutheran
Church in Woodworth, officiated by Rev. James Ritter. Burial was in St. Paul's
Lutheran Cemetery in Woodworth. Knapp Funeral Home in Cissna Park was in charge
He was born August 22, 1918 in Sollitt, a son of John and Clara Kester Ekhoff.
He farmed until 1961, had worked at Ecker Electric for several years and also
at Edwin Brutlag Painting, and was a self-employed painter until he retired.
He was married to Hilda Krumwiede on March 24, 1940, in Woodworth. She survives.
Also surviving are two sons and one daughter-in-law, Wayne and Velma Ekhoff of
Crescent City and Roger Ekhoff of Cissna Park; two daughters and sons-in-law,
Marilyn and Bill Sanders of DeKalb, Deloris and Bill Berdes (sic) of Itisco,
Indiana; 8 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Arnold, Martin and Erwin Ekhoff;
and one sister, ethel Sturm.
Mr. Ekhoff was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Woodworth, St. Paul's
Lutheran Mens Club and the Milford Volulnteer Fire Department. He won many blue
ribbons at Rockome Gardens for shucking corn and plowing with horses. He enjoyed
Memorials may be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Woodworth or to Prairieview
Lutheran Home in Danforth.
Louis is known for his corn-shucking ability. He competed in the annual contests
at Arthur, Illinois from about 1985-2000, missing only two years, and winning
blue ribbons most times. Considering that he began taking part in the competition
at about age 67 and continued to age 82, this is quite an accomplishment, especially
as he was competing against much younger men. In a conversation I had with him
about the year 2000 competition, he described how the younger men, who had never
had to shuck corn as a way to get the job done, would actually work too hard
at the task, wouldn't protect their hands from the sharp edges of the shucks
and wasted a lot of time in the process. Hilda Clara Theodora KRUMWIEDE and
Louis Albert EKHOFF had the following children:
|Marilyn Louise EKHOFF.|
|Roger Herman EKHOFF
was born on 9 Dec 1946. He died of melanoma on 11 Nov 2006 in Gilman,
Illinois.289,290 Roger Ekhoff -- Cissna Park
Roger Herman Ekhoff, 59, of Cissna Park, died Saturday (Nov. 11, 2006) at the
Gilman Nursing Pavilion. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at
the Knapp Funeral Home in Cissna Park, and from 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Paul's
Lutheran Church, Woodworth, until the 11 a.m. services. Rev. James Ritter will
Burial will be in St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery, Woodworth. Memorials may be made
to St. Paul's Lutheran Church of Woodworth, Iroquois Memorial Hospice, the American
Cancer Society, or to the donor's choice.
Mr. Ekhoff was a custodian at John Deere in Cissna Park for many years. He was
born Dec. 9, 1946, in Watseka, the son of Louis A. and Hilda C. Krumwiede Ekhoff.
He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Woodworth, where he recorded church
services. He was an avid Chicago White Sox fan and enjoyed watching them win
the World Series. He also enjoyed fishing and playing the card game Pepper.
Surviving are his mother of Watseka; one brother and sister-in-law, Wayne and
Velma Ekhoff of Crescent City; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Marilyn and Bill
Sanders of De Kalb, Deloris and Bill Gerdes of Otisco, Ind.; three nieces and
five nephews; and 10 great-nieces and great-nephews.
His father is deceased.
|Deloris Hilda EKHOFF.|