Eckley, F. Peter
F. Peter Eckley, age 80, a resident of Northland Lodge, Two Rivers, died peacefully on Monday morning, February 25, 2013.
F. Peter was born August 2, 1932, in Two Rivers, son of the late Arthur and Gretchen (Neumann) Eckley. Peter attended Washington Elementary School and graduated from Washington High School with the class of 1950. He served in the U.S. Army from November 5, 1952 until November 4, 1954. On August 7, 1955, Peter married Lois M. Meissner, at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Mishicot. Their marriage was blessed with 6 children. Peter was employed with the Two Rivers Police Department for 28 years, retiring as a sergeant in 1987.
Survivors include his wife: Lois Eckley, Two Rivers; his children: Linda Radder, Shorewood, Peggy (Riley) Westphal, Fond du Lac, Steve (Jean) Eckley, Two Rivers, Mary (Doug) Demrow, Footville, Sarah Binversie, Whitelaw, Michael (Amy) Eckley, Manitowoc; his grandchildren: Adam Schroeder, Ryan (Nora) Westphal, Greta (Rev. Dave) Backus, William Westphal, Emily Eckley, Megan Demrow, Brad, Phil, Brock and Drew Binversie, Nathan and Jordan Eckley; and his great grandchildren: Jaxson Schroeder, Michael and Elizabeth Westphal. He is further survived by a brother-in-law and sister-in-law: Dale and Karmen Meissner, along with other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, March 1, 2013, at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 17th & E. Park St., Two Rivers. Officiating at the service will be the Rev. David Arndt with burial to follow in Pioneer Rest Cemetery, Two Rivers. Military honors will be accorded immediately following the services by members of American Legion Post #165 and V.F.W. Post #1248 of Two Rivers.
The family will greet relatives and friends at Deja & Martin Funeral Chapels, 1506 18th St., Two Rivers, on Thursday, February 28, 2013, from 4 until 7 p.m. Visitation will continue at the church on Friday morning from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service at 11:00 a.m.
Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
Published in Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter on February 27, 2013