Dorothy Ann Eckrich age 94 of Council Bluffs, passed away Friday April 2, 2021 at Park Vista in Camanche. Private graveside services will be held Tuesday April 6th at St. Joseph Cemetery in Council Bluffs, IA. The Pape Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences may be left at The family requests memorials to Genesis Hospice, 2546 Tech Drive, Bettendorf, IA 52722.

Dorothy was born on Feb. 28, 1927 in Council Bluffs, IA, the daughter of Edson and Mildred (Burns) Riddle. She married Donald Eckrich on Sept. 29, 1945 in Council Bluffs, IA; he died in 2003. She worked as a secretary for 24 years at Strategic Air Command at Offutt AFB in Bellevue, NE.

Dorothy is survived by her two children, Jerry (Trisha Elliott) Eckrich of Camanche, IA and Suzanne (Gary) Kirk of Indialantic, FL; three grandchildren, Brett, Alexis, and Andrew; four great grandchildren, Jace, Amya, Samuel, and Luisa. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband-Donald, sister-Kathryn, and a brother-Richard.