Visitation for Joan Carol Eickelberg (nee Opper), 84, of Lake Zurich, will be held Saturday, May 28, 2022 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Ahlgrim Family Funeral Home, 415 S. Buesching Road, Lake Zurich. The Funeral Service will begin Sunday, May 29, 2022 at 12:30 p.m. at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 1190 N. Hicks, Palatine. The Interment will follow in Mt. Emblem Cemetery, Elmhurst.
Joan was born June 24, 1937 in Chicago and passed away May 13, 2022 in Barrington.
Our dear wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother spent her life loving and focusing on her family, they meant the most to her. She was a woman with so many God-given talents. She enjoyed gardening, antiquing, painting, drawing, ceramics, she played piano and the organ, sewed clothes
for her girls and their Barbies, she really could do anything she set her mind to. She was a homemaker and a successful real estate agent. She loved helping people and a good friend to everyone she met. She had a very strong faith; she was married in Grace Lutheran Church, River Forest, to Henry Eickelberg on June 9, 1956. They continued a life of faith at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Hawthorn Woods. She remained faithful to her Lord right up to the moment he called her home. She requested The Lord’s Prayer. She waits no more for the immense and indescribable Glorious JOY that awaits you in heaven, for she is with Our Lord now.
Joan was the beloved wife of Henry Pierce Eickelberg; loving mother of Henry C. (Kathleen) Eickelberg, Valerie L. (Joseph) Ridgway, Victoria L. (John) Ridgway, Charles A. (Sharon) Eickelberg; loving grandmother of Henry D. (Sarah) Eickelberg, Jamie L. (Andrew) Skinner, Allen C. (Kathleen) Eickelberg, Clinton J. (Monica) Eickelberg, Emilie R. (Johnathan) Williams, Joseph L. (fiancé Tiffany) Ridgway II, Richard H. (Sarah) Ridgway, Elizabeth V. (Bradley Kolada) Ridgway, Jennifer Joan (Michael) Paciga, Jessica L R (Russell) Clayton, Stephanie A. (Brian) Vogler, Charles A. Eickelberg II, Victoria Eickelberg and Lindsie A. Eickelberg; loving great grandmother of Elsie A. Eickelberg, Parker Donald Eickelberg, Henry Christian Eickelberg, Clarke L. Skinner, George H. Skinner, Reese E. Williams, Brynn E. Williams, Blair E. Williams, Lily Rae Ridgway, Aubrey T. Paciga, Owen M. Paciga, Boone R. Clayton, Rebecca Carol Clayton, Addison G. Vogler and 2 more on the WAY!; fond sister of Norma Martha Marcie and the Lorraine J. Hipwell; dear daughter of the late Charles George and Martha Ida (nee Gralla) Opper.
In lieu of Flowers, Memorials would be appreciated to: The Charles and Martha Opper Endowment – By mail to: Concordia University Chicago Foundation 7400 Augusta Street, River Forest, IL 60305. Make checks payable to: The Charles and Martha Opper Endowment. By phone at (708) 771-8300 or On-line: CUChicago.edu/support/ways-to-give Click on “On-line” be sure to designate your donation to “Other” and reference “The Charles and Martha Opper Endowment.”