Francis Eckhart

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Francis C. Eckhart
2/10/1924 - 5/8/2015
Francis Cecil Eckhart passed away in his home surrounded by loved ones on Friday May 8th 2015 at the age of 91. He was born on February 10th 1924 to Lester and Abbie Eckhart. He was the last of five children. He had two brothers and two sisters. He was born in Watonga Oklahoma. He married Bessie Ovada Sanderson and had two sons Ronnie Dean Eckhart (Rose) and Randy Francis Eckhart. He Moved to Idaho with his family and spent his days farming and working for the Boise project board of control for 28 and half years. In 1968 Ovada passed away and he married Viola Lorraine in 1969 and added two step sons and three step daughters Roberta (Jim) Gowin, Albert Gardner, Dolla Jean (Chuck) Allison, Robert (Reana) Gardner, Lynn (Jim) Cahoon], and had a daughter Jenni Rebecca (William) Carpenter in 1972. They had 28 grandchildren, 44 great grandchildren and one great, great grandchild. He is preceded in death by his parents, siblings, wives, and a son. He enjoyed riding horses, raising calves on his farm and going fishing with family and friends.
Funeral Services will be held on Friday, May 15, 2015 at 11:00am at Alsip and Persons Funeral Chapel, 404 10th Ave. South, Nampa. A viewing will be held prior to the service, with interment following at Kuna Cemetery. Please visit to leave condolences and memories for the family.

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Alsip & Persons Funeral Chapel
404 Tenth Avenue South
Nampa, ID 83651
(208) 466-3545
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Published in Idaho Press Tribune from May 12 to May 14, 2015