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Richard Lynn Eckert

November 19, 1942 ~ December 18, 2023 (age 81) 81 Years Old

Richard Eckert Obituary

Richard Lynn Eckert of Jerome, Missouri passed away Monday, December 18, 2023 at Phelps Health in Rolla at the age of 81 years and 29 days. He was born November 19, 1942 in Bellville, Illinois, son of  Richard Paul Forest and Bonnie Lee England Forest. On April 9, 1962, he was united in marriage to Linda Mae Tayloe at Valley Park, Missouri and to this union two sons and two daughters were born.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Bonnie Forest; his wife, Linda Eckert; one son, Richard Eckert; one daughter, Sandra Tidd; infant sister, Judy Eckert; and one great-granddaughter, Kaylor Katherine Boulware.

He will be sadly missed by his son, Tom (Barb) Eckert of Sullivan, MO; daughter, Carolyn (Brian) Ross of St. James, MO; son-in-law, Glen Tidd of Newcomersville, Ohio; nine grandchildren, Joseph Boulware, Curtis Boulware, Glenn Tidd, Jr., Aecia, Judy, Kimmie Eckert and Nikki, Brittney and Thomas Eckert, Jr.; fourteen great-grandchildren; other relatives; and friends.

Richard was employed as a driller for the Labor Union 110 in St. Louis for over 30 years, retiring in 1999. He always enjoyed fishing in the Gasconade River, going to flea markets throughout the area and making his own sauce when he would bar-b-q, which everyone raved about. Most of all he loved his family and being around his grandchildren.

Graveside services were held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 21, 2023 in the Schwieder Cemetery with Rev. Bob Coleman officiating.

Committal prayer and interment were in the Schwieder Cemetery.

Honored to be casket bearers were Joseph Boulware, Curtis Boulware, Isiah Boulware, Richard Courtway, Brian Ross and Joey Rigdon.

The Eckert Family was served by the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home of Steelville, MO.



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Graveside Service
December 21, 2023

11:00 AM
Schwieder Cemetery, MO, Steelville

Interment following graveside service
December 21, 2023

Schwieder Cemetery, MO, Steelville


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