Rico A. Ekburg

Rico Alejandro Ekberg

Rico Alejandro Ekberg, 26, of Oak Harbor, died in Seattle at Harborview Medical Center on Monday, Jan. 14, 2002, as the result of burns received in a house fire.

Mr. Ekberg was born in Harrodsburg, Ky., on Oct. 16, 1975. He lived on Orcas Island, and in Carlsbad, Calif., before coming to Whidbey Island in 1994. He attended St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

Rico is survived by his mother, Karen Ekberg of Coupeville; two children, Cedric and Cieara Ekberg of Oak Harbor; two sisters, Ramona Peterson and Michelle Dade, both of Spokane; seven brothers, Daniel Ekberg of San Dimas, Calif., Rocky Ekberg of Shoreline, Jordan, Dana, Joshua and Clarence Ekberg, all of Coupeville and Jake Ekberg (D.J. Sims) of Seattle; aunts and uncles, Richard and Patricia Hall of Vancouver, and Annette and Bill Dwyer of Seattle; two cousins, Kerry and Debbie Hall of Seattle.

A Funeral Mass will be held Saturday, Jan. 26, 1:30 p.m., at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Rev. John J. O’Leary, celebrant. Inurnment will be private. Arrangements and cremation under direction of Burley Funeral Chapel.

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