|Birth: ||Jan. 12, 1934|
|Death: ||Oct. 12, 2011|
Merle, 77, formerly Willshire, passed away at his home.
He was a son to Charles and Marquerite (Friess) Eckhart. His former wife, Betty, survives.
Also surviving are his children, Charles Eckhart and Tammy Eckhart, both Rockford, and Kim; a stepson, Robert Smith, Oak Harbor; a stepdaughter, Kris Oehlers Scher, Elkhart, IN; siblings, Ruth Jeko and Joanie Foster, both Toledo, and Wayne Eckhart, Las Vegas; and two grandchildren.
Deceased are a stepson, Mike Oehlers; a stepdaughter, Virginia Smith; a brother, Ivan "Red" Eckhart; and two sisters, Doris "Cookie" Cole and Lois Heffelbower.
He was a a dairy farmer in Willshire. He served in the Marine Corp during the Korean War and was a lifetime union member of Local 18 - Operating Engineers.
A memorial service is at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9963, Walbridge.
Charles Augustas Eckhart (1881 - 1968)
Marguerite Francis Friess Eckhart (1898 - 1984)
Created by: Mike Dearbaugh
Record added: Oct 20, 2011
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Your love and legacy live on in your children's lives, thoughts, and in their hearts..... You will never be forgotten. Heavenly hugs. GODSPEED|
Added: Dec. 28, 2011
Added: Oct. 20, 2011