Cletus L. Eckrich

Cletus L. Eckrich, 85 of Mt. Pleasant and formerly of Phoenix, Arizona, passed away on Saturday, December 23, 2017, at the Henry County Health Center in Mt. Pleasant.


The family will receive friends on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Murphy Funeral Home of Mt. Pleasant. Following the visitation cremation will be accorded. A memorial has been established in his memory.


Cletus was born on April 13, 1932, in Johnson County, Iowa the son of Peter Edward and Loretta Moore Eckrich. He was united in marriage to Ruth Grimes on November 30, 1957 in Iowa City, she preceded him in death on October 21, 2007. He worked for the Salt River Project in Phoenix, Arizona, as an inspector and diesel mechanic for 17 years before he retired. He enjoyed helping others when needed and was a handyman. Cletus was a member of the National Guard.


He is survived by his sister; Karla Widmer of Fairfield, nieces and nephews and his sister-in-law Isabelle Eckrich of Iowa City.


Cletus was preceded in death by his parents, his wife and one brother Everette Eckrich.


Online condolences may be sent to the family at


Murphy Funeral Home of Mt. Pleasant is handling the arrangements.


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