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St. Paul United Church of Christ (Waterloo)
Sunday March 8th, 2020
2:00pm - 8:00pm

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Ervin C. Eckart

Ervin C. Eckart, 91, of Waterloo, IL, died March 5, 2020, in St. Louis, MO. He was born December 10, 1928, in Prairie du Long Twp., IL.

He is survived by his wife Irene M. Eckart nee Wachtel; children Renee Riebeling, Rodney (Debbie) Eckart, Rose (Randy) Marquardt, Robin (Randy) Wetzler, and Rebecca (Joe) Clark; grandchildren Tim (Erin) Buckley, Tom Buckley, Andy (Amy) Buckley, Angie (Beau) Staub, Brian (Shannon) Eckart, Candace (Enrique Rodriguez) Eckart, Adam Eckart, Brandy (Brian) Kyle, Kristen Marquardt, Brett Marquardt (Ashley), Michelle Wetzler Wild (Kyle Wild), Jessy (Henry) Horrell, Alex Clark, and Augie Clark; and numerous great grandchildren. 

He is also survived by his step children Zeno Birkner, Stephen (Cindy) Birkner, Mark (Sherri) Birkner, John (Michelle) Birkner, Sue (Frank) Bennett, Joe Birkner, June Williams, Ben Birkner, Ceclia Metalski, Christine (Phil) Snodgrass, Henry "Hank" Birkner, Lisa (Andy) DeWitt, and Eric Birkner; many step grandchildren and step great grandchildren; sister-in-law Esther Eckart; brother-in-law Emil (Mary) Reheis; nieces; nephew; and cousins.

He is preceded in death by his parents Adam and Emma M. nee Birkner Eckart; 1st wife Mary Ann "Marie" Eckart (nee Reheis); granddaughter Megan Wetzler; grandson Bradley Marquardt; brother Edmund Eckart; and sister Emma (Cyril) Haudrich.

Ervin was a member of St. Augustine Church in Hecker, IL and a US Army veteran.

He worked for H.J. Friedich and Sons at Columbia for 32 years. He belonged to Labor's Local #196 for sixty years. He loved to hunt and trap, was a gardener, giving most of it away; all in his young years. Ervin also coached Khoury youth's for fifteen years. He enjoyed his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. 

As an expression of sympathy the family prefers memorial contributions to: 
SS Peter & Paul Cemetery Fund

2 PM to 8 PM Sunday, March 8, 2020 at Quernheim Funeral Home
8 AM until 9:45 AM Monday at Quernheim Funeral Home

Funeral Mass:
10:30 AM Monday, March 9, 2020 at St. Augustine of Canterbury Church in Hecker, IL
Father Von Deeke officiating
Interment at SS Peter & Paul Cemetery in Waterloo, IL

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We are so sorry for the loss of Ervin. May God grant you peace and comfort as you face the days ahead. So sorry we could not come in person to share our sympathy.

Marvin and Carolyn Henry Mar 8 2020 12:00 AM

Please accept my condolences. I am so sorry for your loss. I will attend the mass Monday,

Joyce Koetting Mar 6 2020 12:00 AM

I remember Ervin being my baseball coach in the Bantams division of the Waterloo Khoury league. His son, Rodney, was my age, and we played on the same team and attended SPPS grade school together. I have fond memories of Ervin coaching me and teaching me how to pitch. May he rest if peace. David Kennedy

David Kennedy Mar 6 2020 12:00 AM

I've known you my whole life, but as a Step Dad the last 19 years. Full of stories, advice if asked, just an all around good man and husband to my Mom. I am grateful to have known you. May You Rest In Peace.

Ben Birkner Mar 5 2020 12:00 AM