Moeller Funeral Home
104 Roosevelt Road
Valparaiso, IN  46383
(219) 462-0535
 Kosanke Funeral Home
105 East Indiana Avenue
Kouts, IN  46347
(219) 766-2224
Wanatah Funeral Chapel
309 North Main Street
Wanatah, IN  46390
(219) 733-2313
Angelcrest Cemetery
Highway 49 and 600 North
Valparaiso, IN  46383
(219) 531-8690

William G. Eckert, Jr., 81 of Valparaiso passed away Friday, May 8, 2015.  He was born December 14, 1933 in Kingston, PA son of the late William and Gertrude (Culp) Eckert, Sr.  Bill retired in 2002 from Bethlehem Steel as a tech service engineer after 50 years of service. He was a member of the First Christian Church D.O.C. of Valparaiso and was a Boy Scout Leader of Troop 907 for many years.  Bill received many service awards over the years, including Sagamore of the Wabash, Valpo Kiwanis Volunteer of the Year, and was inducted in the Boy Scouts of America Hall of Fame.  On November 6, 1954, Bill married Marian Parsons who survives along with their children, William (Donna) Eckert III of Muskegon, MI, Lucinda (David) Rabago of Leander, TX, John (Mary) Eckert of Venice, FL, and Jacqueline (Mark) Baird of Valparaiso; 8 grandchildren, Jennifer, Julie, Michael, Nicole, John, Lisa, Ben, and Jocelyn; great granddaughter, Allison; and brother, Donald (Joann) Eckert.  He was also preceded in death by his granddaughter, Erin Eckert.
A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, June 26, 2015 at 5:30 PM at the First Christian Church D.O.C. 1507 Glendale Blvd., Valparaiso with Rev. David Kovalow-St. John officiating.  In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to: the Boy Scout Troop 907 or First Christ Church D.O.C. of Valparaiso.

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