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Martha Eckhardt (1925-2022)


Posted By: Ken Wright (email)
Date: 5/13/2022 at 07:09:35

Martha Eckhardt, age 96, of New Providence, IA, passed away on Friday, April 22, 2022, at the Hubbard Care Center.
Martha Agnes (Lischke) Eckhardt was born in Frankfurt, Germany on November 2nd, 1925. She was the youngest of Paul and Paula (Schlier) Lischke’s six children.
As a young woman in Germany, Martha played field hockey, rode her bicycle, worked on a farm, and helped her family.
In 1945, she married Herman Joseph Maria Eckhardt. They moved to the United States in 1953 with two sons and a daughter on the way. They first arrived in Moline, IL and later made a home in Davenport, IA. After they retired, Martha and Herman moved to New Providence, IA. Martha loved living in the countryside and lending her service and heart to her communities including: The New Providence Arts Center, The Honey Creek New Providence Friends Church, The Historic Honey Creek Friends Church, and The Friends of the Roundhouse, where she took great pride in helping beat dozens and dozens of eggs at the Round House Holiday Breakfasts.
She was both kind and tough, her presence heavy and light. She had a beautiful laugh and loved to sing. Martha left us on Earth Day, which is significant, as she was deeply connected to the earth and its children and plants and animals.
Martha passed away on Friday, April 22, 2022, at the Hubbard Care Center.
Those remaining to cherish her memory include her three children Peter Eckhardt of Checotah, OK, Norbert Eckhardt of Davenport, IA and Barbara Walton of Ames, IA; six grandchildren Brooke Eckhardt Lee, Chelsea Walton, Jesse Walton, Brittani Barton, Logan Eckhardt, Haley Eckhardt; two great-grandchildren Hank Woods, Rhett Woods; along with many other relatives and extended family.
Martha was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her siblings; Karoline Lola (Lischke) Brückner, Karl Lischke, Franz Lischke, Helmut Lischke, and Werner Lischke.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Honey Creek Church Preservation, c/o Dee Reece, 31083 PP Ave., New Providence, IA 50206.


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