Dolores Eickberg, 86 of Arcola, IL passed away at 5:30 A.M. on Thursday, September 06, 2018 at the Odd Fellow Rebekah Home in Mattoon, IL.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at the Edwards Funeral Home, 221 East Main St., Arcola, IL. Pastor Matt Stump will officiate. Burial will follow in the Arcola Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. on Monday, September 10, 2018 at the funeral home.
Dolores was born on March 18, 1932 in Mattoon, IL. She was a daughter of Marion Bruce and Daisy Edna (Doris) Upton. She married Melvin William Mackey in Mattoon, IL; he passed away on April 29, 1974. She then married James Eickberg on November 8, 1975 in Arcola, IL; he passed away on August 4, 2013.
She is survived by one son, Michael Mackey of Atwood, IL; two daughters, Christy Wirick and her husband Butch of Tuscola, IL and Sharon Bickel and her husband Dick of Arcola, IL; one step-son, Fritz Eickberg of Villa Park, IL; one step daughter, Lynn Collins and her husband Jon of Charleston, IL; twenty-one grandchildren, Robin Mackey of Macomb, IL, Caleb Mackey and his wife Kiele of Minnesota, Kerry Mackey of Macomb, IL, Kim Turner and her husband Tim of Champaign, IL, Ray Wirick and his wife Louise of England, Dulcy Dawson and her husband Ryan of Hawaii, Billi Wirick of Terre Haute, IN, Jamey Wirick and his wife Chrissy of Tuscola, IL, Ashley Bickel and her special friend, Ricky Marhanka of O’Fallon, MO, Thomas Bickel and his special friend Candace Argo of Arcola, IL, Preston Eickberg and his wife Christin of Villa Park, IL, Abby Eickberg and her fiancé Jeff White of Mattoon, IL, Dana Jodeika and her husband Richard of London, England, Andrea Eickberg of Chicago, IL, Joshua Collins and his wife Beth of Florissant, MO, Jeremy Collins of Charleston, IL, and Joel Collins and his wife Adrienne of St. Charles, MO, Rachael McCoy of Mattoon, IL, Emily McCoy-Marley and her husband Doug of Salt Lake City, UT, and Parker and Chloe Ingram of Arcola, IL; many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands, Bill Mackey and Jim Eickberg; one granddaughter, Shelli Wallace; and a brother, Richard Upton.
Dolores had attended Mattoon High School. She was a member of the Arcola United Methodist Church.
She drove a school bus for the Arco Acres, baby sat and worked at the Arcola Animal Health Care for several years.
Dolores enjoyed reading, dancing and cooking. She loved listening to Ray Charles music and the Glenn Miller Orchestra, as well as, other “Big Bands” of that era. One of her fondest memories was taking a trip to New York City at Christmas with her girls in 2000. She and her husband Jim traveled extensively around the United States, including Hawaii, as well as outside of the country. They especially enjoyed a trip they took to South America. Grandma Dolores loved her grandkids and they all will have many happy memories of hours spent in her backyard pool…and they all knew you didn’t get Grandma’s hair wet!
Memorials may be made to the Arcola United Methodist Church.