Bernard C. Eckert, 92, Hastings, MN died Wednesday, July 23, 2014.
Bernard was born January 18, 1922 in Miesville, MN to Louis and Margaret (Gerlach) Eckart. He married Irene Mamer on September 26, 1945 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Hastings. Bernard loved motorcycling and the freedom it provided. Everyone liked Bernard, who was known as a kind, softspoken man and was a good listener.
Bernard is survived by his daughter, Patricia M. Eckert of Newport Beach, CA, two sons, William (Deb) Eckert of Hastings and Randall Eckert of Prescott, WI; three grandchildren, Katrina (Matt) Smith, Nicholas P. Johnson and Allison Eckert; one sister Marguerita Marschall of Hastings; also many other family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Irene and daughter Kathryn Eckert Johnson.
The Funeral Mass, officiated by Fr. Cole Kracke was held 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 28 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, Hastings, MN. Visitation was held one hour prior to the service. Interment followed in the parish cemetery.
Pallbearers were Steve Bauer, Tom Coen, Don Gerlach, Nicholas Johnson, Jay Nichols and Bob Raway.
Arrangements were with Caturia-Smidt Funeral Home, Hastings.