Della J. "Jean" Ecklund, 82, of Ridgway, died on Wednesday, Februarys 8, 2023, at Penn Highlands Elk.
She was born on June 5, 1940, a daughter of the late Daniel and Florence Sherman Sherry.
Jean was a resident of Ridgway for many years. She enjoyed going camping, sitting around the fire and listening to country music with friends. Jean had a special love for family, and enjoyed family gatherings.
Jean is survived by 5 daughters; Pamela Davidson of Kane, Christine Prechtl and her husband Mark of Ridgway, Susan Parson and her husband Jay of Ridgway, Sharon Hamilton and her husband Brian of Ridgway, Amy Piccirillo and her husband Tony of Ridgway, 2 sons; Gregory Ecklund and his wife Aloha of Ridgway and Mark Ecklund and his wife Pam of Kersey, 27 grandchildren,30 great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Lynn Skerl, a great grandchild, Ronnie Jean Smith, a son-in-law, Robert Davidson, a sister, Patricia Sherry, a brother Daniel Sherry, a brother at birth, Dennis Sherry, and the father of her children, Ronald Ecklund.
A Celebration of Life for Della J. Ecklund will be celebrated on Saturday, February 18, 2023, at 3:00 PM at North Broad Fire Hall, 28 North Broad Street, Ridgway, PA 15853.
All family and friends are welcome.
Memorial contributions can be made to Elk County Humane Society.
Krise Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 130 Center Street, Ridgway, PA 15853 is handling the arrangements and online condolences may be offered to the family at www.krisefuneralhome.com