David J. Eckert

  • Born: November 27, 1958
  • Died: June 1, 2013
  • Location: McPherson, Kansas

Stockham Family Funeral Home

205 N Chestnut
McPherson, KS 67460

Tel. (620) 241-2442

Tribute & Message From The Family

David John Eckert, 54, of McPherson, KS and formerly of Liberal, KS and Hutchinson, KS, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 1, 2013, surrounded by his family at his home in McPherson. He was a truck driver for 30 years, and most recently had worked for Farmland Industries and Cenex.

He was born on November 27, 1958, in Lawrence, KS, the son of John and Yvonne (Robb) Eckert. He graduated from Osawatomie High School. On June 14, 1991, David was united in marriage to JoDee L. Hollman in Hutchinson, KS. This union was blessed with a daughter, Crystal.

David attended First United Methodist Church, McPherson and was a member of the Masonic Lodge and Shrine Club, both of Dodge City, KS.

David was a simple man with his priorities in the right place. He worked hard to provide for his family, trucking for 30 years. David was a family man and the love that he shared with his daughter and family will forever be in their hearts.

Among his hobbies, David enjoyed radio control racing, hunting deer and birds, and motorcycling. He and JoDee often would travel the highways of Kansas on his Honda Goldwing.

David will be greatly missed by all who had the privilege of knowing and loving him.

Survivors include: his wife, JoDee of the home; daughter, Crystal Eckert of Hays, KS; father, John Eckert of Hutchinson, KS; uncles, Alan Robb, Curtis Robb, and Steve Robb; aunt, Joanne Whelchel; father-in-law & mother-in-law, Gerald and Billye Jo Hollman of Colorado Springs, CO; brother-in-law, James Hollman and his son, Tristan, of Colorado Springs, CO; and cousins, John Whelchel and Chris Whelchel.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Wednesday, June 5, at Stockham Family Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be given to the Crystal Eckert Education Fund or Harden Hospice in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 North Chestnut, McPherson, KS 67460.


Condolence & Memory Journal


Good friends in high school. Remembering the fun we had. Hit me pretty hard when I learned of his death.

Posted by Ron Bruce - Garnett, KS - High School friend   July 07, 2013

So sorry for your loss. I knew he would be a great person. He was a great classmate in High School. All our prayers are with the family. We will miss his physical presence at our future reunions, but he will always be remembered in our hearts.

Posted by Lawrence Dickinson - Osawatomie, KS - High School Classmate   July 06, 2013

Big Hugs. He's gonna be missed.

Posted by Robert - Friend   June 09, 2013

JoDee, Crystal & Family we are so very sorry for your loss. Dave has always been a great man and friend. we always had fun racing with you all and enjoyed spending time with your family. he will be greatly missed but will always be in our memories. you are always in our thought and prayers.

The Beltz Family

Posted by Jim Beltz & Family - South Hutchinson, KS - Friends   June 06, 2013


JoDee, Crystal and Family, we are very sorry for your loss. David was a great person and a great friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. If you need anything, please let us know.

Take care,
Dale and Nina Peterson

Posted by Dale and Nina Peterson - Hutchinson, KS - Friends   June 05, 2013

"JoDee and Crystal, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family "

Posted by Jack Thompson - Park City, KS   June 05, 2013

JoDee and Crystal,
We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers continue to cover you and your family.

Posted by Donn, Carol, and David Shetler - Ridgefield, WA - JoDee is our niece   June 03, 2013