Eddie “Dale” Eckert, 73, Huntingburg

Dale EckertEddie “Dale” Eckert, 73, of Huntingburg, died Thursday (October 17) Professional Care Rehabilitation Center in Dale. He was born May 30, 1940, in Eaton, Ohio. He married Mary Lou Steffen June 29, 1963, at First Pentecostal Church in Birdseye.

Dale served in the United States Army from 1963 to 1965. He was a furniture finish-craftsman employed at Executive Furniture and Styline Corporation for a total of 42 years. He was former fire chief of the Birdseye Volunteer Fire Department,  a former member of the board of directors for the Four Rivers Craft Show, and loved attending craft shows and flea markets.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Lou Eckert, Huntingburg; one daughter, Carla Michelle “Missy” Eckert, Huntingburg; three sons, Todd Eckert, Shoals, Brian Eckert, Washington, and Bret and wife Erica Eckert, Birdseye; one sister, Linda Julian, Casstown, Ohio; one brother, Garhardt Rohlman, Stevensville, Montana; and five grandchildren.

Funeral services at 2 p.m. (EST) Monday at First Pentecostal Church in Birdseye with burial following in the Mentor Cemetery near Birdseye. Military graveside rites will be conducted by the V.F.W. Post #2366 Memorial Detail. The Rev. Bret Eckert and Rev. Jerry Cottrell will officiate at the funeral. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Sunday at Nass and Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg and from 1-2 p-m Monday at the church prior to the funeral. The Birdseye Volunteer Fire Department will conduct a memorial service at 6 p.m., Sunday at the funeral home. Condolences and expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family online at www.nassandson.com.

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