Earl Eckert, 89
Earl B. Eckert, 89, of Columbia City, died at 6:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 5, 2011 at Peabody Retirement Home in North Manchester.He was born in Huntington, April 5, 1922 to the late Paul J. and Agnes (Campbell) Eckert.On Nov. 4, 1944 he married Betty J. Lee in Huntington. She preceded him in death March 8, 2004.Survivors include his three sons, Steve Eckert, of Columbia City; Randy Eckert, of Fort Meyers, Fla., and Mark Eckert, of Fort Wayne; brother, Austin Eckert, of Columbia City; and sister, Phyllis Reith, of Columbia City. Visitation will be Thursday from 4-8 p.m. at DeMoney-Grimes Countryside Park Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Dr., Columbia City. Funeral service will be Friday, 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow at South Whitley Cemetery, South Whitley.Memorials may be made to Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana. Condolences at www.demoneygrimes.com.