|Birth: ||Oct. 22, 1925|
|Death: ||Apr. 18, 2014|
BLANCHE ECKHARD, age 88, of Portage, passed away Friday, April 18, 2014. She was born in Greenfield, TN on October 22, 1925. Blanche was a longtime Portage resident and a very involved member of Grace Church of the Nazarene in Portage. Blanche will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.
She is survived by her 4 children, Sherrill (Rodney) Luellman, Karen (Jack) Cornelius, Michael Eckhard, and Kelli (Daniel) Calvert; 7 grandchildren, David (Mandi) Eckhard, Melissa (Nick Oslizlo) Luellman, Dana Cornelius, Kyle Cornelius, Katie ญญญญ(Charlie) Zila, Zachary Calvert and Rebecca Calvert; several great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.
Blanche was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, George; her infant daughter, Kathleen Eckhard; parents, Thomas and Annie Phillips; 2 brothers, Melvin and Raleigh Phillips.
Funeral services for Blanche will be Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Grace Church of the Nazarene, 5360 Clem Rd., Portage with Rev. Mark L. Hostetler. Burial will follow at McCool Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday, April 21, 2014 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at Rees Funeral Home, Hobart Chapel, 600 W. Old Ridge Rd., Hobart, (219) 942-2109 or go online at www.reesfuneralhomes.com.
George L. Eckhard (1927 - 1996)*
Created by: Kathy in NW Indiana
Record added: Apr 19, 2014
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