Obituaries

Gary Nels Ekberg

October 28, 1956 - February 5, 2018

Gary Nels Ekberg

Obituary

Gary Nels Ekberg, 61, of Belvidere, IL, died peacefully on February 5, 2018 at his home.  Born October 28, 1956 in Portsmouth, Virginia to Jerry and Joanie (Ray) Ekberg.

Gary graduated from Belvidere High School in 1974 and studied at Arizona State and Western Illinois University. He was proudly employed at Pillsbury, formerly Green Giant for forty years! He was confirmed and a previous member of Zion Lutheran Church in Belvidere.

Gary was a sports fanatic! He loved golf, was an avid baseball card collector and huge Bears fan.

Gary is loved and missed by his mother, Joanie; brothers, Stephen (Yvonne) Ekberg and Kevin Ekberg; nephews, Nicholas (Amy) Ekberg, Dustin (Paige) Ekberg, Austin Ekberg, Steven Gifford (Desiree); and niece, Shawndrese (Adam) Kamin.

Gary is preceded in death  by his father.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, February 10, 2018 at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 West Hurlbut Ave., Belvidere, IL 61008. Reverend Scott Stolberg will be officiating.  A visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., prior to the service. Memorials can be made to the family. To light a candle or share a condolence, please visit www.AndersonFCS.com.

Service Schedule

Saturday, February 10, 2018
11:00 am - 12:45 pm

Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services

218 West Hurlbut Ave
Belvidere, IL 61008

815-544-2616

A visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., prior to the service.

Saturday, February 10, 2018
1:00 pm

Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services

218 West Hurlbut Ave
Belvidere, IL 61008

815-544-2616

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, February 10, 2018 at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 West Hurlbut Ave., Belvidere, IL 61008. Reverend Scott Stolberg will be officiating.

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Joanie, my heart goes out to you and your family. I have fond memories of Gary and your family, first on Warren Ave and then on Be Ver Vue. Prayers for all of you
Diana Strate Kuch

Diana Strate Kuch 2018-02-13T18:45:25

Sorry for your loss. Our blessings to your family.

Teresa & Mike Swanson 2018-02-10T15:45:06

My sympathy to your family.

Margaret Schultz 2018-02-10T13:36:49

I want to give my sincere condolences to the Ekberg family. My praryers are with you. Sylvia Jarog.

Sylvia Jarogsilverja 2018-02-08T16:40:58

I want to give my sincere condolences to the entire Ekberg family. My prayers are with you and I hope that the Lord will help you through this difficult time. Some of my fondest memories were playing cards with Gary and our friends. All the best to his family during this time of reflection.

Doug Rand 2018-02-08T10:50:44

Sorry to hear about Gary I seen the post on Facebook William Hart class of 74

William 2018-02-08T08:59:07

So sorry for your loss. We worked with Gary for 25 years. He was a awesome person. His friends at G.G. and Pillsbury will miss him. Lots of memories. Blessing at this time.

Terry and Pat Winchester 2018-02-07T22:48:15

My prayers are with Gary’s family. He will be missed.

Karen Mead 2018-02-07T21:38:56

So sorry for your loss. I worked with Gary at General Mills for over 35 years and was proud to call him a co-worker and friend.

Linda Kirby 2018-02-07T20:44:52

Eckberg family I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers to you Joanie & your family.

Shelley Smith 2018-02-07T19:42:41