Andrew Vincent “Vince” Eckert, 80 of Effingham, KS passed away Thursday, March 22, 2018, at his home, surrounded by his family.
Memorial Mass of Christian burial will be 10:30 AM, Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, with Fr. Benjamin Tremmel, OSB as celebrant. Burial of cremated remains will follow at St. Ann’s Catholic Cemetery. Parish Rosary will be recited at 6:00 PM, Monday March 26, 2018 at the church, with visitation following until 8:00 PM. Becker Chapel 402 3rd Effingham KS, will be open on Monday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM for anyone who wants to sign the register book. Memorials are suggested to St. Ann’s Catholic Church and may be sent in care of Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home who has been entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.beckerdyer.com.
Vince was born December 16, 1937 in Effingham, KS, the son of Andrew and Ethel (Reynolds) Eckert. He graduated from ACCHS in 1955. Vince was an Engineer for Kansas Department of Transportation for forty years. He served in the United States Army Reserves. Vince was a member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church. He enjoyed farming, driving a semi-truck coaching high school softball and playing baseball and softball. Vince especially enjoyed his grandchildren.
Vince married Theresa Martin at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in 1960; she survives of the home. Additional survivors include three sons, Ken and Melissa Eckert, Ft. Worth, TX, Tom and Angela Eckert, Everest, KS, Joey Eckert, Atchison, KS, five brothers, Lee and Ruth Eckert, Atchison, KS, Russell and Carol Eckert, Effingham, KS, Jerry and Rita, Eckert, Effingham, KS, Jim and Shirley Eckert, Effingham, KS, Michael and Amy Eckert, Effingham, KS, two sisters, Karen and Ray Bell, Lansing, KS, Debbie and Mark Reiding, Easton, MO, grandchildren, Jeremy Eckert, Drew Eckert, Jackson Eckert, Sara (Leslea) Feagan, Courtney Page and Tiffany Schuler, great grandchildren, Wyatt, Rylan, Calvin, Natalee, Rhett.
He was preceded in death by his parents a brother, Dennis Eckert and a sister Evelyn Eckert.