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“Carolyn played a key role on the staff of the Soil and Water Conservation Society of America during the planning and throughout the many conventions...Read More »
1 of 4 | Posted by: Larry Davis - Des Moines, IA

“Steve, we were very sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. I have fond memories of your Dad & your Mother. Prayers for you and your family. ”
2 of 4 | Posted by: John & Jeannie Reilly - Ankeny, IA

“Our thoughts and condolences are with you during this time. - Your friends at The Soil and Water Conservation Society. ”
3 of 4 | Posted by: Soil and Water Conservation Society Soil and Water Conservation Society - IA

“I first met Carolyn when I moved into the association. Then had the opportunity to help her with some board work including ground contracts and...Read More »
4 of 4 | Posted by: Deb Van Dusseldorp - Ankeny, IA

Carolyn Mae Eckardt, 87, passed away Sunday, January 24, 2021 at MercyOne Medical Center in Des Moines, IA. She was born April 8, 1933 in Red Oak, IA to John "Ross" and Helen (McClure) Oliver. She grew up in the Red Oak and Greenfield area until she married her high school sweetheart, Oscar "Dean" Eckardt, then moved to Mason City, IA.

Carolyn worked as an assistant in the insurance business in Mason City for several years until they moved to central Iowa. She retired after many years as an accountant for the Soil Conservation Service Society in Ankeny, IA. She was very active in groups at Ankeny First United Methodist Church where she was a member for many years.

Carolyn is survived by her children, Steven, Lori (Randy) Burchett, and Scott; granddaughters, Sonya (Eli) Wilson, Shelby (Tim) Powers, and Rachel Eckardt; and great-grandchildren, Eleanor Wilson, Mazey Wilson, Kristian Powers, Israel Powers, and Jordan Powers. She was preceded in death by her husband, Oscar; parents; and brother, John.

A memorial service will take place at a later date. Please check back for updated information on services.