Obituaries » Iris Eberhart Edkin
04/21/1921 - 03/06/2017
Iris Ilene Edkin, 95, of Muscatine, Iowa, passed away on March 6, 2017 at Millpond Senior Care Center in Ankeny, Iowa and is now rejoicing in the presence of the Lord. A memorial service will be held at The Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Home for Funeral and Cremation Services, 2907 Mulberry Ave. Muscatine, IA on March 25, 2017 at 11:00 AM with Rev. Ed Gregory officiating. The family will welcome friends at the funeral home at a reception following the service. Following the reception, burial will be in the Columbus City Cemetery at 3:00 p.m. A memorial fund has been established at the funeral home in Iris’ name. Sympathy notes may be left for the family at www.lewisfuneralhomes.com.
Iris was born in Pueblo, Colorado to Valdimure Albert and Vivian Zee Thompson Eberhart on April 21, 1921. She married Forrest Chester Edkin in Washington State, on January 4, 1942. While Forrest was overseas with the Army Air Corps during WWII, Iris lived with family in St. Joseph, MO. After the War years they moved to Ketchikan, Alaska and lived there until 1952, when they moved to Davenport, Iowa where Forrest completed his Doctor of Chiropractic degree. In 1955 the family moved to Columbus Junction, Iowa where she resided until 2007. Iris then moved to Muscatine, Iowa and resided there with her daughter Sylvia until her health required additional special care. In November 2015, she moved to the Millpond Senior Care Center, in Ankeny, Iowa, to be near her daughter Cynthia. She was also blessed to live close enough to her sons so that they could assist with her needs and visit often.
Iris is survived by two sons: Forrest (Frosty) Edkin and wife Linda of Muscatine, IA; Dr. Roger Edkin and wife Pam of Cedar Rapids, IA and two daughters Cynthia Gregory and husband Ed of Ankeny, IA and Sylvia Carson and husband David of Muscatine, IA; one brother Glen Eberhart of Florida. She is also survived by 23 grandchildren , 48 great grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and three children: Vivian, Bruce, and Mark, one sister Beverly, two grandchildren Andrew and Warren, and one great-grandchild Paige.