George H. Eckstrom, 88, of Jump River, passed away on August
17, 2019 at home. He was born on December 8, 1930 in Jump
River, to the late Fritz and Alida (Johnson) Eckstrom. George was
raised by his Dad and step mother: Gladys on the family farm and
graduated from Hannibal High in 1948.

George served his country in the Army and then returned home. He
married Joyce Thompson on April 14, 1955 in Dubuque, Iowa. The
couple farmed for many years until retirement when they moved to
Jump River. George also got to know many area farmers as a crop
adjuster. He enjoyed pitching horseshoe, farming, traveling with
friends and family, playing cards and watching the Packers. George
was a member of the Sheldon American Legion and many
Horseshoe leagues.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Joyce, his six children, Cindy
Eckstrom of Eau Claire, Sherry (Scott) Ogle of Perkinstown, Andy
(Sandy) Eckstrom of Toledo, WA, Tina (Tom) Walker of
Minneapolis, MN, Candace (Martin) Weidensee of Oregon, WI and
George Eckstrom  of Carlisle, Iowa, 12 grandchildren, 7 great
grandchildren and one brother, Hilmer (Bonnie) of Gilman. He is
preceded in death by his parents, step mother, one sister Arleen
and his brothers, Carl, Kenneth and Donald.

A Funeral Service will be held at 11AM on Saturday, August 24,
2019 at Christ Community Church-Jump River with Pastor Joey
Olsen officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Nebo Cemetery with
Military rites by the Sheldon American Legion. Visitation will be from
4-8 PM on Friday, August 23rd at the Gilman Funeral Home and
Saturday morning one hour prior to services at the church.