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George Edwin Eckert Jr.

December 23, 1925 ~ December 15, 2023 (age 97) 97 Years Old

George Eckert Jr. Obituary

George E. Eckert, Jr., 98, passed away peacefully on December 15, 2023 at Thrivecare Assisted Living surrounded by friends and family.

George was born on May 23, 1925, in Yuma, Arizona to his parents George Eckert (Sr.) and Frances Belle Williams. In 1943, having barely turned 18 years old, George enlisted in the U.S. Army during WWII.  After completing training in both Georgia and Louisiana, George was sent overseas and served for two years as a Staff Sergeant. He was a tank driver in Germany under General Patton.  After WWII came to an end George returned home. He re-enlisted in the military and remained in the Army for another three years before leaving to pursue a college education and a career in engineering.

George married Dorothy Miscevich on August 26, 1949, in Kansas City, KS. He graduated 3rd in his class at the University of Arizona in 3 years with an Electrical Engineering degree. Together, he and Dorothy raised 5 amazing boys while residing in Minnesota and then Colorado.  George worked as a Regional Manager of all the Midwest at Johnson Controls for almost all his career (40+ years).  He was a major contributor to the Moffat Tunnel and also made mentions of a very secretive job working on NORAD. His son Mark (deceased) worked as an accomplished engineer at Johnson Controls as well.  

He was a founding member of St. Herman’s Orthodox Church in Denver, and when he wasn’t home helping Dorothy with lavish meals and her distinguished baking, he was usually out “tinkering around” at the church or someone’s house, or building a family cabin in Fairplay. His mark was certainly left on many hearts and homes. He and Dorothy celebrated 59 years of marriage before Dorothy’s unfortunate passing in April of 2009.

George was a humble, soft-spoken, kind, and loving man who kept busy assisting at ThriveCare and was always willing to help others in need, fixing things was his specialty. George lost his son Robert (Bob) at an early age, but Bob’s daughter/George’s granddaughter Christie and he became very close over the years, recently sharing the Honor of Valor trip to Washington DC to honor his service to our country.  

As a member of the “silent generation”, George did not complain or dwell on the past. He had many losses, suffered a stroke, was a single amputee, and survived COVID after a very long hospitalization.  When being interviewed by Wish of a Lifetime on the hardship he had encountered in his life he simply said, “I can’t think of anything, I have had a good life.”

George is survived by his sons; George Eckert III, Barry Eckert (Mary), Ron Eckert (Maribel); his daughters-in-law Janet Eckert and Barbara Eckert and his seven grandchildren; Christie, Dylon, Michael, Jessie, Keri, Amy, Becca, and 8 great-grandchildren.  Also, numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and his very dear friend Lois Such.

George was preceded in death by wife, Dorothy, his children Robert (Janet) and Mark (Barbara), and grandson, Sandy.

George was a decorated veteran who proudly served his country in World War II. He was an incredible son, brother, husband, father, and grandfather as well as being a great coworker and supervisor. George was a very humble and kind man who brought joy to all he met and those fortunate to be part of his life. He will be missed dearly by all who have known him.

Memorial Services will be held at Saint Herman’s Orthodox Church 991 W. Prentice Ave. Littleton CO 80120, on Friday January 26th, 2024 at 10am, with a brunch to follow downstairs.  

 

 

 

 

 

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Memorial Service
Friday
January 26, 2024

10:00 AM
Saint Herman's Orthodox Church
991 W. Prentice Ave.
Littleton, CO 80120

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