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William Floyd Eckert

November 28, 1930 ~ August 2, 2018 (age 87)
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William Floyd Eckert (Bill), 87, of Kalispell, MT died August 2, 2018 in Kalispell, MT. Bill was born on November 28, 1930 in Whitefish, MT to Lee and Mary Eckert. Bill married Ellen Eckert on April 14th, 1951 in Ellendale, ND. He was married to Ellen for 54 years. Bill married Arlene Eckert on September 30, 2006. They would have been married 12 years this September.


Bill served in the military as a member of the U. S. Army and was stationed in Korea for 2 years. After returning home, he started his career in the phone business. He worked his way up from laying lines to executive manager. He retired from US West in 1985 after 33 years. Bill also served as a volunteer on numerous boards and committees and was a mentor for SCORE for 30 years.


Bill enjoyed sports, playing cards, and in his younger days spending time on the lake barefoot skiing. His love for golf drew him to build a home on Village Greens Golf Course.


Bill was a kind and generous man who was loved by all. He made friends everywhere he went and was always ready and willing to help.

He is survived by his wife Arlene Eckert, sister Barbara Wiprud, brother Gary Eckert (Nadine), son Jerry Eckert (Nancy), daughter Marina Sears, step-daughters Lori Giese (Randy), and Connie Langton, and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.


He was proceded in death by his parents Lee and Mary Eckert, wife Ellen Eckert, son Brad Eckert, brothers Bobby Eckert, and Lee Eckert Jr., sister Mona Benson, step-son Mick Thumm, and son-in-law Jeffrey Sears.


A funeral service in memory of Bill Eckert will be held August 6, 2018 at 11:00 AM, at Buffalo Hill Funeral Home with Reverend Ron Pierce officiating. Graveside services will immediately follow at Glacier  Memorial Gardens. Reception Luncheon following graveside at Village Greens Community Center. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Shriners Hospital. Friends and family are encourage to visit us at to leave a note of condolence for the family. Buffalo Hill Funeral Home is caring for the family.


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