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Rita A. Eickert age 57 of Clinton, passed away Thursday Oct. 19, 2017 after a short battle with a very rare form of melanoma. A gathering of family and friends will be held Sunday Oct. 22nd from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM at the Pape Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held Sunday 4:00 PM at the Pape Funeral Home. A private family burial will be held at Andover Cemetery. Memorials may be given to her family. Online condolences may be left at www.papefh.com.

Rita was born on March 2, 1960 in Clinton, the daughter of Wilbert Sr. and Dorothy (Hudson) Eickert. She attended Miles Elementary School and later graduating from Northeast Community Schools in 1978. She was confirmed member of Faith Lutheran Church. As an early January high school graduate, she began working at Nielsen Clearing House until October 1978. She then started her 39 year career with Custom-Pak as a machine operator.

A devoted aunt, one of her greatest joys in life was attending her niece and nephews school activities as well as their high school graduations. She loved socializing with her relatives, work, and school friends in person and via social media.

Rita is survived by her three brothers, Mark (Deb) Eickert of Clinton, Dean Eickert of Andover, and Don Red (Peggy) Eickert of Bryant; her sister, Brenda (Jeff) Gronwaldt of Clinton; her niece, Emily of Cedar Falls; her three nephews, John of Hoffman Estates, IL, Allan of Clinton, and Matthew of Cedar Rapids; and her beloved dog, Gabby. She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Sheila, and a brother, Wilbert Bert Jr.
Published on October 19, 2017
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