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Herman Joseph "Joe" Eckstein
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Birth: Aug. 1, 1921
Fort Recovery
Mercer County
Ohio, USA
Death: Dec. 8, 2006
Fort Recovery
Mercer County
Ohio, USA

Herman, 85, of Green Hills Retirement Community, West Liberty, died at 6:20 a.m., at the community.

He was born to Clement and Theresa (Rammel) Eckstein. On May 2, 1942, he married Mildred E. Leaverton, who survives in Urbana.

Also surviving are three sons, J. Allan (Vicki), Urbana, R. Michael (Diana), West Liberty, and Anthony G. (Laura), St. Paris; five daughters, R. Mary (Daniel) Freyhof, New Carlisle, Theresa E. (Robert) Cody, Vestal, N.Y., Christine R. (Daniel) Miller, Dayton, Kathryn M. (Lawrence) Smith, St. Paris, and Nancy J. Valentine, West Liberty; three brothers, Clarence L. (Alberta), Celina, Eugene (Joan), Coldwater, and Clement O.(Eileen) Greenville; five sisters, Cleopha Brunswick, St. Henry, Margaret Benanzer, Greenville, Hilda F. (Cletus) Niekamp, New Bremen, Irene V. (J. Scott) Mowan, Lima, and Teresa M. (William) Bowersock, Spencerville; 27 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren.

Deceased are an infant daughter, Olivia; a brother, Leopold P.; a sister, Imelda R. Keller and a son-in-law, Ronald Valentine.

He was veteran of the Army Air Corps serving during World War II as a pilot in the 8th Air Force, 44th Bomb Group, 68 Squadron. He flew 35 missions over Europe and was stationed at Shipham Air Base, Norwich, England. He was a member of Oak Grove Mennonite Church, West Liberty.

Services were at the church, the Revs. Dick Barrott and R. Michael Eckstein officiating. 
 
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 Parents:
  Clement R. Eckstein (1893 - 1978)
  Teresa Mary Rammel Eckstein (1896 - 1944)
 
 Spouse:
  Mildred E Leaverton Eckstein (1921 - 2012)*
 
 Siblings:
  Cleopha F Eckstein Brunswick (1919 - 2016)*
  Herman Joseph Eckstein (1921 - 2006)
  Margaret H Eckstein Benanzer (1923 - 2009)*
  Clarence Louis Eckstein (1924 - ____)*
  Hilda Eckstein Niekamp (1926 - ____)*
  Imelda Rose Eckstein Keller (1928 - 2001)*
  Clement O Eckstein (1933 - 2014)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Evergreen Cemetery
Saint Paris
Champaign County
Ohio, USA
Plot: section 7 lot 52 interred 12-Dec-2006
 
Created by: Mike Dearbaugh
Record added: Dec 17, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 17058341
Herman Joseph Joe Eckstein
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