Theodore "Ted" Raymond Eckart
10:30 a.m., Tuesday, March 13, 2018
St. Bernard’s Catholic Church
6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Monday, March 12, 2018
A rosary prayer service will be held at 7:00 p.m
St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Stormont-Vail Medical Center
Theodore Raymond Eckart, 59, of Wamego, Kansas, died Wednesday, March 7, 2018, at his home. He was a life-long member of the community.
Ted was born on February 14, 1959, in Westmoreland, Kansas, the son of Aloysius “Bub” and Winifred Doll Eckart. He attended St. Bernard’s Catholic School and graduated from Wamego High School in 1977. He received his certificate in Auto Mechanics from the Manhattan Technical College.
Ted worked several years as a farm laborer, helping local farmers and ranchers. He also worked as a custodian for the Wamego School District. Ted did many odd jobs around the area, but was restricted by health issues. Ted loved to go to auctions and flea-markets, and loved to collect and work on old engines. He enjoyed doing genealogy work and loved to spend time visiting with family and friends. He was a member of St. Bernard’s Catholic Church.
Ted is survived by his siblings, Sister Rosann Eckart, O.S.B., Atchison, Patricia Hood (Joe), Wamego, John Eckart (Sandy), Carmichael, California, Stephen Eckart (Sue), Versailles, Missouri, James Eckart (Betty), Longmont, Colorado, Mary Wedeking (Jim), Lenexa, Catherine Ukena (Jerry), Manhattan, Michael Eckart (Marylou), Lynnwood, Washington, Benedict Eckart (Jane), Manhattan, and Annette Pierce (Barry), Wamego; numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and grand- nieces, nephews and friends. Ted was preceded in death by his parents.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, March 13, 2018, at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in Wamego. Father Mike Peterson will be the Celebrant. Burial will follow at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery in Flush. Ted will lie-in-state, on Monday, beginning at 3:00 p.m., at Campanella-Evans Mortuary. The family will greet friends from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and a rosary prayer service will be held at 7:00 p.m. In memory of Ted’s grand-nephew, Braxton Barton, the family suggests memorial contributions to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Stormont-Vail Medical Center in Topeka, and those may be sent in care of the mortuary. Online condolences may be made at www.campanellafuneral.com