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 Bruce Herbert “Bampa” Ekker

Bruce Herbert “Bampa” Ekker

Birth
Hanksville, Wayne County, Utah, USA
Death 31 Mar 2009 (aged 85)
Sparks, Washoe County, Nevada, USA
Burial Fernley, Lyon County, Nevada, USA
Plot Section 4F 401
Memorial ID 37791169 · View Source
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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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TEC 4 US Army SSGT US Air Force Korea Loved By Many Missed By All


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  • Maintained by: Lucy
  • Originally Created by: Maggie Pygman Neidigh
  • Added: 1 Jun 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 37791169
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Bruce Herbert “Bampa” Ekker (5 Feb 1924–31 Mar 2009), Find A Grave Memorial no. 37791169, citing Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Fernley, Lyon County, Nevada, USA ; Maintained by Lucy (contributor 47025941) .