Kenneth Wayne Eckhardt (1948 - 2017)

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Kenneth Wayne Eckhardt, 68, of Vandalia, passed away at 8:58 p.m. on Tuesday, May 9, 2017, at Fayette County Hospital in Vandalia.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Hohlt and File Funeral Home in Vandalia, with the Rev. Harry Kirk officiating. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until time of services on Saturday at the funeral home. Memorials: Crawford-Hale American Legion Post 95 of Vandalia. Online condolences can be expressed at www.hohltandfilefh.com.
Mr. Eckhardt was born on Aug. 11, 1948, in Vandalia, the son of Carl and Dorothy A. (Miller) Eckhardt. He married Marilyn Smith in May 2006.
He was a Vietnam veteran in the U.S. Army, serving two terms. He worked as a shipping supervisor at Orgill Inc. in Vandalia. He was a member of Crawford-Hale American Legion Post 95 and VFW Old Capitol Post 3862, both of Vandalia.
He is survived by his wife; daughters, Becky and her husband Justin Arndt of Ramsey, and Mandy Woolsey of Vandalia; stepdaughters, Elizabeth Williams of Vandalia, Nancy Werstler of Texas, and Susan Wren of Texas; stepson, Jimmy Williams of Texas; brothers, Richard Eckhardt of Altamont and John Eckhardt of Vandalia; grandchildren, Zayne Nash, Jaicob Arndt, Kendrick Woolsey, Bailey Arndt and Hollace Chandler; and stepgrandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Barbara Mason; brothers, Larry Eckhardt, and infant brother Gary Eckhardt.

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Hohlt & File Funeral Home Ltd
204 North Fourth Street
Vandalia, IL 62471
(618) 283-3434
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Published in The Leader-Union from May 12 to May 24, 2017