Condolences for Clarence Ekstrom

Jim and Paige Dickey posted on 3/3/16

Uncle Clar will truly be missed. We will never forget his positive outlook on life, his energy and his endearing personality. I am so glad our kids know him and were able to listen to him tell about his life experiences. They will always remember that Uncle Clar built Marina City as I do every time I visit Chicago. Carol, Judy, and Paul . . . our deepest sympathy to you and your families. Thoughts and prayers are with you.


Nancy Davis posted on 3/3/16

Uncle Clar was a special gift to all who knew him. His keen interest in everyone's well being was a blessing to all he came in contact with. His charm and grace will live in our memories always. As time passes, those memories are the sweetest. His life well lived is a beacon to all of us. Sincere prayers for you cousins, Carol, Judy, Paul and families. And also for sisters Grace, Edna, and Lillian


Ken Ekstrom posted on 3/3/16

Uncle Clare was a special man and a gift to us all in knowing him. He was always such a kind loving man, with a natural glow. I will always remember his laugh and uplifting personality. He did great work on this earth, he left his legacy which will never be forgotten. Rest in peace Uncle Clare, the memories you have left will remain forever. Carol, Judy, and Paul; my thought and prayers are with you and your families.


Susie & Ronnie Waldrop posted on 3/2/16

God blessed so many children and their parents by dear Clarence & Lois's ministry to little ones. They remembered and asked about our daughter for years after she was grown up. Thank you, Jesus for calling dear servants like these who loved as You do. May God's hand be upon your dear family.


Beverly and Michael posted on 2/27/16

Dear Carol, Judy, Paul and Family, Our deepest condolences to all of you on the loss of your Dad. Clare's contagious smile and loving laughter will long be remembered. He shared his joy of life and love of God with all of us who had the privilege of knowing him. Much love, Beverly and Michael


Ida Manning posted on 2/26/16

So sorry for your loss Carol. A parents love is so precious. Know that you have been a good daughter and had the privilege of being with your father till the end. May his name be for a blessing. Come home soon. With much love Ida


Jill Dickey Protos posted on 2/26/16

Our deepest condolences to you, Carol, Judy and Paul. Uncle Clar was such a kind and loving Uncle, who lived such a full and incredible life. I am so proud to be his niece. He will be deeply missed.


Elaine Ekstrom posted on 2/26/16

Rest in Peace my dear Uncle Clare. Your beautiful smile, your infectious laugh, love of God and family, and zest for life will always be fond memories for me and the rest of the family. Your work on earth is done, you may you be blessed eternal life and peace with our Lord. May God comfort Carol, Judy, and Paul and families during this difficult time. We are with you cousins. God Bless.


Harry Ekstrom posted on 2/26/16

Rest in Peace Uncle Clar. Your zest for life and heartwarming laughter always made us feel special. I will always treasure the many fond Christmas Eve memories with our families. I am so honored and proud to be a son and nephew of the Greatest Generation! Love, Augie



Tracy Stevenson (McGowan) posted on 2/26/16

May you be at peace now, Uncle Clare.


Tracy Stevenson (McGowan) posted on 2/26/16

Many condolences from my family to yours....sending many hugs and kisses from Chicago tonight. Miss everyone very much!!! Love, Tracy, Paityn, and Camden


Linda Schnake posted on 2/25/16

Dear Carol, Judy and Paul, I grieve with you for your Dad. Clare was a wonderful person. He was a man of God and served His Savior for many years. He touched many lives including all of us in my family. Clare and Lois showered us with love and encouragement. I always knew their prayers were with us. I remember the fun times at their home in South Holland and being with all three of you.


Tom Ekstrom posted on 2/25/16

My Uncle Clare was an amazing man who always inspired me with his glowing personality and gentle demeanor. His love for the small children was always evident, in fact my own children and grandchildren still recall songs that he taught them with wonderful memories. Perhaps above all, he was a man of God and it was extremely obvious to all of us that knew and loved him. I know he has already experienced the grandeur of his place in heaven and I look ahead with great confidence that one day we will meet again. Peace to Carol, Judy and Paul and their families.


Joan Whitman posted on 2/25/16

Dear Carol and family, So sorry for your loss. He so loved you all, his children and grandchildren and lived a rich full life. What a blessing for you to have had these last weeks with him. I have recollections of your Dad at Lorimer starting 60+ years ago. It was always fun 'sharing' our birthdays on April 7. He was always a gentleman and great encourager. Cherish your memories. Love you.


Barb & Lee Share posted on 2/25/16

Carol, How fondly we remember "Bumpa"! How he loved you and the boys!! Your parents visit was always a highlight to the neighborhood, and he was always right out there playing ball, running along side while they learned to ride bikes and smiling! I remember all those things and always his kind words. A true gentleman! We send our deepest condolences and are so glad you were there with him during his transition.