Robert Wayne Eckert, 85, of Marissa, IL; born July 27, 1927 in Marissa, IL; passed away on Saturday, November 3, 2012 at Red Bud Regional Hospital in Red Bud , IL.
Mr. Eckert was a bricklayer/foreman and landowner. He was a member of Tilden Presbyterian Church. He was a United States Army Veteran. He served as a Bank Director for Magna Bank and as a member of the board of directors of the White Lantern Restaurant for many years.
He is preceded in death by his parents Elmer and Pearl, nee Williams, Eckert. His beloved wife Dolores, nee Reis, Eckert whom he married on January 24, 1953 and who passed away on October 19, 1998.
He is survived by his children – Robert (Lynn) Eckert of Belleville, IL; Charlotte (Merle) Ude of Newburgh, IN; Susan (Carl) Warren of Marissa, IL. 7 grandchildren – Lisa (Eric) Haloftis; Brian Ude; Blair Ude; Sara (Robert) Rowe; Joseph (Kari) Warren; Andrew Eckert; Ryan Eckert. 7 great-grandchildren – Isaiah Ude; Elisah Ude; Abigail Haloftis; Emma Haloftis; Mikhayla Haloftis; Riley Rowe; Griffin Rowe.
Memorials may be made to Tilden Presbyterian Church; Macke Senior Center or FFA, Marissa Chapter.
Visitation: Friends may call at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL on Thursday, November 8, 2012 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm and on Friday, November 9, 2012 from 9:00am to 11:00am.
Funeral: Services will be held at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL on Friday, November 9, 2012 at 11:00am with Rev. Dennis Hamilton officiating.
Interment: Burial will be held in the Marissa Township Cemetery in Marissa, IL.