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.