Walter Emory Eklund

Moss Point, Mississippi

1923 - 2019


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Walter Emory Eklund 96 of Moss Point, passed away July 6,2019 in Pascagoula,. Mr. Eklund was born on May 29,1923 in Bogalousa, LA. He was a member and a deacon of Forts Lake Assembly of God Church for seventy years. He retired from the maintenance at International Paper Company. He served his Lord by way in helping with many charities, including the Home of Grace, and the Prison Ministries. He served his country with pride and dedication with the United States Navy during World War II. Mr. Eklund was preceded in death by his loving wife of 62 years Helen Eklund, his brothers Carl Eklund, Ronnie Eklund and Charles Eklund and his sisters Katie Duck,Patricia Eklund, and Juanita Eklund He is survived by his loving daughters Linda (Larry) Downs of Spanish Fort, AL and Darlene (Steven) Durgane of Lothian Maryland; his brother Jack Eklund of Jackson, MS; and his sister Mary Tanner of Movella, MS. He will also be sadly missed by his grandchildren Russell (Jamie) Downs and Randall (Ashley) Downs and his great grandchildren Helen and Davis Downs. Nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends Visitation for Mr. Eklund will be Friday July 12,2019 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 at Forts Lake Assembly of God Church. The funeral will be Saturday July 13,2019 beginning at 11:00 am at Forts Lake Assembly of God Church with Rev. Tim Cauley officiating. Burial will follow in the Finnish Lutheran cemetery in Kreole, MS. You may sign the online register book and send condolences to the Eklund family at Holder-Wells Funeral Home 4007 Main Street Moss Point, MS is in charge of the arrangements.

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Condolences are extended to all those touched by Brother Eklund's passing. He is remembered as a gracious gentleman and a true brother in the Lord. He has moved from here to hereafter on a journey we will all take. We will see him again!
Many comforts and blessings as you await reunion.

Rev. Larry Smith

Brother Eklund, a great man of God. A great privilege to attend church with him, and hear his great testimonies of his jail ministry with such a happy-tearful heart, bringing to them the true word of God with prayers of repentance. He finished his course here, and is now casting his crown at Jesus feet. Oh what a hallelujah time he is having.
We will miss his smile and eloquent nature.
May God bless his family,
Wayne and Daline Nelson

This was truly a man after God's own heart!!what more can be said of a man? We will never forget his smile,his mind words to all of us! Farewell, dear friend! Shirley Gunter patrick

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.