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Theodore C. Eckert

August 1, 1943 January 15, 2018
Theodore C. Eckert
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Theodore C. Eckert age 74 of Burr Oak, Michigan passed away Monday, January 15, 2018 at his home.
He was born August 1, 1943 in Sturgis, Michigan son of the late Carl and Lenora (Holtz) Eckert.
Ted was a lifelong resident of Burr Oak and a graduate of Sturgis High School with the class of 1961.
On November 8, 1968 he married Carolyn Clark at the St. John’s Lutheran Church in Burr Oak.
Ted had been employed by the Kirsch Company in Sturgis for 34 years until the closing of the company. He retired from Walmart in Sturgis following 10 years of dedicated employment.
Ted was a longtime active member of the St. John’s Lutheran Church in Burr Oak and enjoyed fishing, playing bingo, gardening and loved his chocolate lab Brownie.
Ted was proud to have served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War earning the rank of SP4.
He is survived by his loving and dedicated wife of 49 years: Carolyn; two sons: Robert (Angela) Eckert of White Pigeon and Brad (Shawn) Eckert of Burr Oak; six grandchildren; six great grandchildren and expecting his seventh in February; one sister: Pat Blosser of Burr Oak and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and son: Corey Lee Eckert.
The family will receive friends from 10:00-11:00 A.M. Wednesday at the St. John’s Lutheran Church in Burr Oak where funeral services celebrating the life of Theodore C. Eckert will begin at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday. The Rev. Kurt Kuhlmann will officiate. A graveside committal will follow the service at the Burr Oak cemetery in Burr Oak. Full military honors will be conferred by Captain John J. Kelley Post #1355 VFW and the U.S. Army Honor Guard.
The Hackman Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes, 114 S. Nottawa St., Sturgis, MI 49091, 269-651-2331 is entrusted with the arrangements.
The family suggests those wishing to make a memorial donation in Mr. Eckert’s memory consider the St. John’ Lutheran Church, 218 W. Main St., Burr Oak, MI 49030.
The obituary is also at www.hackmanfamilyfuneralhomes.com where personal messages of support may be left for the family.


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Visitation

Wednesday

17

Jan

10:00 AM 1/17/2018 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 1/17/2018 11:00:00 AM
St. John's Lutheran Church

218 W. Main Street
Burr Oak, Michigan 49030

St. John's Lutheran Church
218 W. Main Street Burr Oak 49030 Michigan
United States

Service

Wednesday

17

Jan

11:00 AM 1/17/2018 11:00:00 AM
St. John's Lutheran Church

218 W. Main Street
Burr Oak, Michigan 49030

St. John's Lutheran Church
218 W. Main Street Burr Oak 49030 Michigan
United States
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