ROBERT ECKARDT

r-eckardt-web.jpgRobert Eckardt, of Ogilvie, died on Wednesday, May 6, 2009 at the Villa Health Care Center in Mora.

FUNERAL SERVICES will be at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, May 9th at Akkerman-Ingebrand Chapel in Mora. VISITATION will be 2 hours prior to the service on Saturday at the funeral home. INTERMENT will be at Borgholm Cemetery in Bock, MN.

Robert F. Eckardt was born on October 29, 1923 in Warroad, Minnesota to Charles and Clara (Marks) Eckardt. He moved to Ogilvie, Minnesota in 1936 where he attended a rural school near Ann Lake. In 1943 he was called into the Army and served in the Philippines and then was a railway clerk in a Japanese depot. After his honorable discharge from the military he worked in the South Saint Paul Stockyards. He then found his most prized job as a fireman for the Milwaukee Railroad. A few years later he found out he was being replaced by a diesel engine. After that job he purchased a truck route near Ogilvie and also helped on the family farm. About that time he met Erma Johnson. Erma and her family became part of his life. Bonnie Vogel and daughter Jan were also good friends. Warren Heikes and son Greg worked together with Bob and were good friends to the end. Thanks!

Bob died on May 6, 2009 at the Villa Health Care Center in Mora at the age of 85 years old. He lost his mother and father in preceding years; along with brother Chuck in 2001 and brother Ed this past February.

Bob is survived by sister Evelyn (Wayne) Norrgard of Boyceville, WI; brothers Elmer (Max) Eckardt of Pequot Lakes, MN, and Alfred (Joyce) Eckardt of Andover, MN; plus 9 nieces and nephews.

Thanks to all who helped us through these hard times. Bob will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
The Eckardt Family

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