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David J. Eckert
  • Memorial donations may be given to:
  • The Crystal Eckert Education Fund or Harden Hospice

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“Good friends in high school. Remembering the fun we had. Hit me pretty hard when I learned of his death. ”
1 of 7 | Posted by: Ron Bruce - Garnett, KS

“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...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Lawrence Dickinson - Osawatomie, KS

“Big Hugs. He's gonna be missed. ”
3 of 7 | Posted by: Robert - Friend

“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...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Jim Beltz & Family - KS

“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...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Dale and Nina Peterson - KS

“"JoDee and Crystal, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family " ”
6 of 7 | Posted by: Jack Thompson - Park City, KS

“JoDee and Crystal, We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers continue to cover you and your family. ”
7 of 7 | Posted by: Donn, Carol, and David Shetler - WA


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.