Sheryl Eckhardt Obituary

Sheryl L. Eckhardt
Sheryl L. Eckhardt

March 19, 1947 - March 10, 2019
Born in Des Moines, Iowa
Resided in Ankeny, Iowa
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Surrounded by the love of her family, Sheryl L. Eckhardt, 71, of Ankeny, IA, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, March 10, 2019.

She will be remembered as a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandma, sister, aunt and friend. Family was everything! Sheryl was an agreeable soul, never knew a stranger. Skydiving at age 60 and 65, with and without grand children, dancing, and keeping track of her pets rounded out her energetic life.

Sheryl retired from Iowa Workforce Development in June 2010, after 26 years of service.

Survivors include husband of 30 years, Ed, daughters, Shannon D. Routson, & Alicia (Bob) Nardella, sons, Jeffrey (Lisa) Routson, & Patrick (Christine) Eckhardt, 11 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, and many friends and relatives. Sheryl will be missed by all who knew her.

Preceding her in death were her parents, Leland C. & Leona Mae (Brewer) Richardson, sisters, Sally J. Tonelli, & Diane (Jean) Goehry, brothers, Leland Richardson, Jr., Kenneth O. Richardson, & Jackie Richardson.

A Celebration of Life will be 11am, Saturday, April 27, 2019, NewLife Church, 6036 N.E. 12th Avenue, Pleasant Hill, IA 50327. A reception will follow the service.

Memorials may be directed to Taylor House Hospice in Sheryl’s memory.





Celebration of Life
NewLife Church
6036 N.E. 12th Avenue
Pleasant Hill, IA US 50327
Saturday, April 27, 2019
11:00 AM
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Taylor Hospice House C/O UnityPoint Health Foundation
1415 Woodland Avenue, Suite E-200
Des Moines, IA US 50309