Anne Ehrecke


Funeral Services and Mass of Christian Burial for Anne B. Ehrecke, 90, a resident of Davenport will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 12 at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, Davenport.

Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday at the Halligan McCabe De Vries Funeral Home, where a prayer service will be offered at 6:30 p.m.

There will be additional visitation prior to the Mass from 9:30-10:15 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 12 in the gathering space at the church.

Mrs. Ehrecke died Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2010 at the Kahl Home in Davenport.


Anne Bernadette Lawlor was born Dec. 2, 1919 in St. Paul, Minn., the daughter of Eugene and Mary (McGuire) Lawlor.

 She graduated from the former Marycrest College earning a B.A. in education.  She had taught at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School and Holy Family Catholic School, and retired from St. Paul the Apostle Catholic School in Davenport in 1990.

Anne Lawlor was united in marriage to Eugene H. Ehrecke on May 30, 1941 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Buffalo. He preceded her in death on July 10, 1998. She and her husband, Eugene, had farmed in rural Blue Grass before moving to Davenport in 1965.

Anne was a member of St. Paul the Apostle and the Altar and Rosary Society, Golden Anniversary Club, Plus Sixty and Scott County Teachers Association.

Anne was a very loving and devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She also enjoyed the many friendships she had established through her various card clubs; she will be missed by all her family and friends.

Memorials may be made to St. Paul’s Education Fund, Kahl Home or Jersey Ridge Place.

Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law, Jeanne and Merlyn Frick, Eldridge, Iowa and Patricia and Ross Ferchen, Bettendorf; sons and daughters-in-law, Jim and RaNae Ehrecke, Bettendorf, Ed and Carol Ehrecke, Bettendorf, Vince and JoAnn Ehrecke, Davenport and Larry and Jayne Ehrecke, Sylvania, Ohio, daughter-in-law Joyce Ehrecke, Longwood, Fla.; 22 grandchildren and 31 great grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, Eugene, Anne was preceded in death by her son, Gerald, a grandson, Peter, and sisters, Margaret McDonough, Marie DeVine, Jane Kedley and Agnes O’Neil. May they rest in peace.

Special thanks to the caring, loving staffs of Heartland Hospice, Genesis Hospice, Jersey Ridge Place and the Kahl Home. 

Online remembrances and condolences may be expressed by visiting Mrs. Ehrecke’s obituary at

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