Priscilla Eckroth, 82, of Mandan, passed away December 17, 2022, surrounded by some of the people she loved the most.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM on Wednesday, December 21, 2022, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Mandan, ND with Rev. Josh Waltz as celebrant. Burial will be at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, December 20, 2022, from 5:00-7:00 PM at Weigel Funeral Home, Mandan, with a Women of the Moose Ritual at 6:30 PM and a Rosary/Parish Vigil at 7:00 PM. Visitation will continue at the church one hour prior to the service on Wednesday.
Priscilla was born on May 13, 1940, to Pete and Agnes (Graner) Huncovsky in Mandan, ND. Priscilla loved growing up with her brother, Pete.
Priscilla was married to the love of her life Ray Eckroth on August 17, 1963. They were happily married for over 59 years. They had two children, Robyn and Ray, who were her pride and joy.
Priscilla suffered from MS for many years, and even though her body failed her, her spirit never wavered. She was a force to be reckoned with, she told you exactly what was on her mind, and was one of the most selfless, caring people you would ever want to meet. She was hilariously funny, her laugh was contagious, and one of the things we will all miss the most is that sense of humor. She cared so much for others: if she knew you were coming to see her, she would have a gift for you, and also just kept a little stash on hand so she could give you something; that was her giving spirit. She loved her Hallmark movies, her collection of angels, and never missed bingo. Even not feeling well, she wanted to hit the bingo game. Those of us that called her Wife, Mom, Grandma, Aunt, Sister, Friend, or anyone that really ever met her can attest to her never-wavering positive disposition. Life gave her lemons, but up until the end she made lemonade, and we are all so grateful for our time we had with her on this earth.
Priscilla leaves behind so many people that loved her: her husband Ray, her daughter, Robyn, her son, Ray (wife Monica); grandchildren, Dustin, Shelbie, and MiKenzie Eckroth, Dylan, Dominic, Lexi (husband Dalton Flory), and Charlie Chamley, and of course there is her grandson Liam, who we lost earlier this year but who we know was waiting to welcome her home. She also leaves her only brother, Pete (wife Kandy) Huncovsky (she was Palala to Pete); her great grandchildren, Maliya and Finley; as well as numerous brother and sister in laws, nieces, nephews, and a host of special friends. There were also these super special people who she cherished: her sister-in-law, Rosie, who was more of a sister than a sister-in-law, Una from St. Vincent's, who she adopted as a daughter, as well as her special caregiver and friend, Asima.
The family wants to thank the staff at St. Vincent's Care Center for all the care that has been provided to her for the past 20 years, and to all the people that loved this very special woman and made her life better.
Before MS took its toll on her body, she loved to dance and our wish is that she is dancing again, with all the people that were there to welcome her.
Fly high sweet angel, none of us will ever be the same, but each of us are much better people for having known you.