Official Obituary of

Sister Irene Eckerman, O.P.

February 20, 2024

Sister Irene Eckerman, O.P. Obituary

Dominican Sister of Peace Sister Irene Eckerman died at Mohun Health Care Center, Columbus, OH, on February 20, 2024. She was born in 1928 in Akron, OH and in 1945 entered the Dominican Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, now the Dominican Sisters of Peace.

Sr. Irene earned her Bachelor of Science in Education from St. John’s College and completed post-graduate studies at Kent State University and Siena Heights College. She taught in Akron, Alliance and Barberton OH, and ministered in Phoenix and Tempe, AZ.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Felix and Catherine Steinbach Eckerman; her brothers, Joseph Eckerman and Reverend Felix Eckerman; and her sisters, Victoria Foley and Cecelia Barich. She is survived by her sisters Mary Kay Goodley and Terry Falter.

Memorial Mass will be held on Wednesday, March 13, at 10:30 am at the Our Lady of the Elms Motherhouse Chapel at 1314 W Market St. Akron, OH.

Memorial gifts in Sr. Irene’s memory may be sent to the Dominican Sisters of Peace, Office of Mission Advancement 2320 Airport Drive, Columbus, OH 43219, or submitted securely at


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Memorial Mass
March 13, 2024

10:30 AM
Our Lady of the Elms Convent Chapel
1230 W. Market St
Akron, Ohio 44303


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