Dennis Hugh Eckert
Dennis Hugh Eckert, 83, passed away peacefully on April 22, 2021 two days before his 84th birthday. Dennis was preceded in death by his wife of 32 years, Marlene Eckert; his son, Steven Eckert; and both parents, Hugh and Mildred Eckert.
He leaves behind his daughter, Heather Collins and husband, Patrick; son, Ken Eckert and wife, Laura; and step-son, Brian Durand and wife, Kathy. Dennis also leaves behind six grandchildren, Steven Eckert, Michael Eckert, Jessica Brooks, Lauren Hilkhuijsen, Zach Brooks, Sarah Eckert; seven great-grandchildren; and nieces, Leah Gantkessy and Dena Heinonen.
Dennis enlisted in the United States Army in 1960 and served as a Sergeant for six years in a Signal Battalion. He was honorably discharged in 1966.
Dennis retired in 1991 after a successful career with General Motors/Detroit Diesel. He enjoyed spending time fishing and gambling. Dennis' wishes were for direct cremation and private family memorial.
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Published by Gladwin County Record and Beaverton Clarion from Apr. 28 to May 5, 2021.
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