Edgar Velmore Eck, 76, of Elgin and formerly of Waverly, died Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, at his home in Elgin. He was born on Feb. 25, 1937, to Anthony and Birdie (Phelps) Eck in Miami, Okla. Tony and Birdie were later divorced and she married Curtis Bradford, Ed's step-father. Ed attended high school in Granite City, Ill., and graduated from Miami High School in Miami, Okla., in 1955.
Ed enlisted in the United States Air Force
in 1958 and was stationed in Korea followed by the 788th Radar Squadron in Waverly. He was honorably discharged in 1962. On April 27, 1963, Ed was united in marriage with Marva Connor at Western Douglas Lutheran Church in Bremer County, Iowa. Two daughters were born to this union, Lacretia and Monica.
Ed was a DJ and newsman
in Waverly, Charles City and Norfolk, Neb. He also worked for 30 years in the KWWL engineering department, retiring in 1998. He enjoyed bowling, music, yard work, going to flea markets, old cars and music, especially Big Band and Sinatra.
Ed is survived by his wife, Marva Eck; his daughters, Lacretia (Ted) Mikita, of Fortine, Mont., and Monica (Michael) Cissell, of Wichita, Kan.; five grandchildren, Christopher Mikita, of Zurich, Switzerland, Guthrie and Rohan Cissell, of Wichita, Kan., and Tallulah and Waverly Mikita, of Fortine, Mont.; and a sister, Patricia Kline, of Granite City, Ill.
Ed was preceded in death by his father, Tony; his mother and stepfather, Birdie and Curtis Bradford; his brothers, Tony Eck Jr. and Michael Bradford and two sisters, Marilyn Fasbender and Beverly Jones.
Visitation will be on Friday, Nov. 29, 2013 from 3 to 7 p.m. at Schutte-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Clermont, Iowa and one hour before services at the church on Saturday.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, at the Episcopal Church of the Savior in Clermont with the Rev. Kathryn S. Campbell as the Officiant.
Burial will be on Monday, Dec. 2, 2013 at noon at the Harlington Cemetery in Waverly.
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