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Donald E. Eckmann, age 78, beloved husband of Arlene (nee Block), loving father of Pamela (David) Kolzow, David (Renee) Eckmann, Lora (Thomas) Kmieciak, adored grandfather of Kristin (John) Gemkow, Steven Kolzow, Rebecca Kolzow, Bryan Eckmann, Daniel Eckmann, Brittany Kmieciak, Jamie Kmieciak, and Tommy Kmieciak, fond uncle of many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister. Donald was a partner in the consulting firm of Alvord, Burdick & Howson, and was responsible for the design of Lake Michigan Water Supply System project for DuPage County. He was past president of the Illinois Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers, and was a past Director of the National ASCE. He was also the recipient of the 1992 ASCE Civil Engineer of the Year award. Donald was the past president of the Western Society of Engineers, Downers Grove Jaycees, Immanuel Lutheran Church, University of Illinois Civil Engineer Alumni Association and the Downers Grove Sanitary District. He was also the 1989 Distinguished Alumni Award recipient from the University of Illinois Civil and Environmental Engineering Alumni Association, where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering. Visitation Sunday, July 7, 3-8pm, Toon Funeral Home, 4920 Main Street, Downers Grove, IL and Monday, July 8, 2-3pm, Immanuel Lutheran Church, 5211 Carpenter Street, Downers Grove, IL. Service to follow at 3pm, Immanuel Lutheran Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Wm. Huener Seminary Fund, c/o Immanuel Lutheran Church, or the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 651 W. Washington Blvd., Chicago, IL 60661. For more information WWW.TOONFUNERALHOME.COM OR 630-968-0408.
Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication on July 7, 2013
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