- July 7, 1937 - July 21, 2012
- Moline, Illinois
of Cynthia's Passing
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To the family of Cynthia Ecker,
My deepest sympathy in the loss of your sister. Cynthia and I were classmatges and good friends at Augustana College. God's blessings and comfort.
Janet Strieter Gehle
Posted by: Janet Strieter Gehle - Davenport, IA - Friend/Classmate Jul 26, 2012
Cynthia and I started teaching together at Coolidge during the "double shift" when Wilson was built. We taught together for may years at both Coolidge and John Deere. We were friends. She was one of the most talented persons I have ever known. She inspired her students to perform outstandingly. They loved her. She was truly a warm, gererous, shining star. My sincere condolences go to her family. She will be greatly missed.
Posted by: Naacy England Stipp - Colona, IL - fellow teacher Jul 26, 2012
Cynthia was one of the early friends I made in the Augie music department. I thought she was such a kind person; shy, bright and talented and caring. I am sorry to hear of her passing. I have only good memories of her. In my mind, her picture image has changed little from 1959 until this picture now from Esterdahl's.
"Blessed are those who die in the Lord, for they rest from their labor."
Floyd Ellison, a music (piano) major, choir member, and formerly from Erie IL.
Posted by: Floyd Ellison - Chula Vista, CA - Augustana College classmate Jul 26, 2012
Cynthia was first and foremost, my favorite cousin. Then she became my first piano teacher and taught me to love music as no one else could have. Always patient and kind, she was the ideal I reached for whenever I struggled to learn a new piece of music. Through her I learned not only to play the piano, but to love the tones, textures and rhythms to be found in all kinds of music.
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Posted by: Deborah Winckler - Omaha, , NE - maternal cousin Jul 26, 2012
Dear Ted, Gloria, Jon and Families,
I was so very sorry to hear of Cynthia's passing. Our family has always had such a close connection and I have fond memories of our times together. My deepest condolences to all of you. Cynth was such a special and talented woman and friend.
Posted by: Sharyl Green - Irvine, CA - friend Jul 25, 2012
Rest In Peace Cynthia! You will be greatly missed! I will never forget the day I was driving the shuttle singing my own little tune and you told me I had a wonderful voice, you really touched me when you told me that. Cynthia was such a kind soul my heart goes out to her family! Please accept my deepest condolences!!
Posted by: Nikkole Denton - Milan, IL Jul 25, 2012
Miss Ecker was an exceptional music teacher. She taught my sisters Chris, Susy and myself (1976-79). She instilled in all of us a great passion and love for music. She was one of my favorite teachers. She will be fondly remembered by all three of us. When I think of her, I remember the song "I Am A Rock", we sang it all the time. She was a teacher that made a difference. She will be missed.
Posted by: Lisa (Vande Voort) Mahar - Rock Island, IL - student Calvin Coolidge Jr. High Jul 24, 2012
Thank you to a wonderful choir teacher @ Coolidge 1981--I will always remember our Beatles medley, your smile, positive attitude and talent. I continue to sing because of you, Miss Ecker!
Posted by: Christi DeWispelaere - choir student 1981 Jul 24, 2012
Our very deepest sympathy to the Ecker Family. George and Cynthia taught together for many years at John Deere in Moline. God's comfort and blessings to each of you. George & Linda Brooke
Posted by: George & Linda Brooke - Plymouth, MN - friend from John Deere Jul 24, 2012
I knew Cynthia through her sister Gloria Welcker. She was a very kind and decent person. I will always remember her playing and singing Christmas Carols on the Welcker's piano as our families would often celebrate Christmas together. My thoughts and prayers go out to her relatives and loved ones. God Bless.
Posted by: Josh Boies - Sycamore, IL - Friend Jul 24, 2012