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Bruce Herbert "Bampa" Ekker
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Birth: Feb. 5, 1924
Hanksville
Wayne County
Utah, USA
Death: Mar. 31, 2009
Sparks
Washoe County
Nevada, USA

Bruce "Bampa" Ekker, 85, of Sparks, Nevada, passed away on March 31, 2009. He died peacefully with his family by his side. Bruce was born February 5, 1924, the eighth of twelve children in Hanksville, Utah to Cornelus and Edna Ekker.

He proudly served our country in the United Staes Airforce during W.W.II and the Korean Conflict. On April 2, 1951, Bruce married his life long wife, Evelyn Kimball Atwood in Brunswick, Maine. They came to Nevada in 1952. Bampa was very dedicated to his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He loved to fish in his spare time.

Bruce was preceded in death by his wife and son-in-law, Stan Ritter. He is survived by his daughter, Pug Ritter (Lee); grandchildren, Stan B. Ritter and Lisa Pilling (Daniel)and great- grandchildren, Christopher, Shane, Brett and Emilee Rose Ritter; brother, Ted Ekker; sisters, Gladys Mays and Julia Cheskaky.
Reno Gazette-Journal - (Apr/3/2009)
 
 
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 Parents:
  Cornelius Ekker (1884 - 1952)
  Edna ( Robison & Phillips) Gibbons Ekker (1891 - 1976)
 
 Spouse:
  Evelyn P Atwood Ekker (1921 - 2004)*
 
 Siblings:
  Harold Cornelius Ekker (1908 - 1991)*
  Horace Edward Ekker (1909 - 1993)*
  Arthur Benjamin Ekker (1911 - 1978)*
  Charles Riter Ekker (1913 - 1997)*
  Reba Geneal Ekker Bennett (1914 - 1992)*
  Darys Frederick Ekker (1916 - 2002)*
  Glen Stoddard Ekker (1919 - 2003)*
  Bruce Herbert Ekker (1924 - 2009)
  Jesse Gibbons Ekker (1926 - 1999)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
TEC 4 US Army SSGT US Air Force Korea Loved By Many Missed By All
 
Burial:
Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery
Fernley
Lyon County
Nevada, USA
Plot: Section 4F 401
 
Maintained by: Lucy
Originally Created by: Maggie Pygman Neidigh
Record added: Jun 01, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 37791169
Bruce Herbert Bampa Ekker
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Bruce Herbert Bampa Ekker
Added by: Maggie Pygman Neidigh
 
Bruce Herbert Bampa Ekker
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Thank you for your service. Go Air Force!
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