2018-09-12 / Obituaries


BEATRICE D. ECKER, 80, of North Branch, died Thursday September 6, 2018 at her home surrounded by her loving family by her side.

She was born September 15, 1937, in Essexville, to John and Helen (Piesko) Montle. Beatrice married Donald Ecker on January 14, 1956 and resided in Lapeer for most of her life.

She was a member of Immaculate Conception Church, Lapeer. Mrs. Ecker spent many hours volunteering at the local nursing home. She loved spending time with her family, friends and her beloved dog. Beatrice also loved crocheting, playing the organ and directing her grandchildren’s Christmas plays.

Mrs. Ecker is survived by her husband of 62 years, Donald Ecker; children, Raymond (Bernadette) Ecker of North Branch, Christine (Van) Childers of Lapeer, Wayne (Marilyn) Ecker of Louisville, KY; five grandchildren; seven greatgrandchildren; step-sisters, Bonnie (Clyde) Miller and Sherry (Bill) Nickerson.

She was preceded in death by her grandson, Justin Ecker; sister, Janet Kranzo; step-brother, Ralph Flint, Jr.; step-father, Ralph Flint; as well as her parents.

Memorial contributions may be made to the U of M C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital.

Her funeral mass was Monday September 10, 2018 at Immaculate Conception Church. Burial followed at Mt. Loretto Cemetery.

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