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FREDERICK "FRITZ" A. ECKERT, 79, Huntington, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, 11:02 p.m., at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. Born Feb. 25, 1934, in Huntington, he was a son of the late Raymond and Emma Jane McVoy Eckert. He married June M. Stoffel on May 7, 1959, at SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Huntington; she preceded him in death on Sept. 13, 1983. He was a 1952 graduate of Huntington Catholic High School. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1953 to 1957. He was a pipefitter / steamfitter for Shambaugh & Son, Fort Wayne. He was a member of SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Huntington, V.F.W. Post 2689, American Legion Post 7, Knights of Columbus 1014, Moose Lodge 837, and Steamfitters / Pipefitters Local 166. Survivors include two sons, Mark Eckert of Huntington and Paul Eckert of Owenton, Ky.; four daughters, Brenda (Tom) Shaw, Linda Sellers, Donna Eckert, and Theresa (Mark) Kitt, all of Huntington; five brothers, Tom (Winnie) Eckert of Huntington, Charles "Chas" (Judy) Eckert of Palastine, Ill., David P. (Mary Catherine) Eckert, Kenneth (Cheri) Eckert and Raymond Eckert Jr., all of Huntington; four sisters, Elizabeth "Betty" Kindler, Mary Jane (Don) Bartrom, Marilyn (Buddy) Hayes, and Diane (Jim) Carl, all of Huntington; 17 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Donald Eckert, John "Jack" Eckert and Joseph Eckert. Mass of Christian Burial is 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, at SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church, 860 Cherry St., Huntington, with calling from 9 to 10 a.m. Father Ron Rieder, OFM Cap officiating. Calling also from 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday, September 8, 2013, at McElhaney - Hart Funeral Home, 715 N. Jefferson St., Huntington, with a recitation of the rosary at 6 p.m. Burial in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Huntington. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church or to the Masses c/o McElhaney-Hart Funeral Home, 715 N. Jefferson St. Huntington, IN 46750. Arrangements by McElhaney-Hart Funeral Home, 715 N. Jefferson St., Huntington. Online condolences to
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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Sept. 6, 2013
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