Dennis Wayne Eckart, 56, of Lewiston, Idaho passed away peacefully in his sleep, Thursday, January 24th, with his family by his side.
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He was born in Anaconda, MO on October 9th, 1956 to Gerald and Elories Eckart. Dennis attended school in Lodi and graduated from Lodi High School in 1974.
He is survived by the love of his life, his wife, Jerri, a daughter Angela from Aberdeen SD, and his son Matthew of Lewiston ID; Two stepchildren, Kyle Huffman (Sunshine), and Kym Branch (Dave). He is preceded in death by his daughter, Jennifer Mae. He loved his 5 grandchildren and is survived by Aidan and Asher Judd, Kyla Branch, Sophia and Hannah Huffman. His parents, Gerald and Elories Eckart of Lodi, California; and his two brothers; Douglas (fiancée Debbie) of Herald and Donny (Brenda) of Stockton.
He worked for Lucky's Grocery from 1973 -1992, then moved to Idaho and became an independent life insurance agent.
Dennis was known for his sense of humor and love of life even up to his last days.
His hobbies included fishing, watching Gonzaga sports with his son, and working in the yard.
Dennis' dogs were as fond of him as he was of them: Vinnie, Tia, Chip and Allie will miss their "daddy."
Services were held on January 28, 2013 in Lewiston, Idaho.
Published in Lodi News-Sentinel from Feb. 1 to Feb. 8, 2013