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Donald Eckstein services Monday

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Donald Eckstein, age 79 of Chesterton, Ind., passed away Thursday, January 10, 2013 at his home.

He was born July 24, 1933 in Jasper, Ind., to Bernard and Rose (Nolan) Eckstein, both of whom preceded him in death.

Donald was married on March 10, 1979 in Chesterton, to Gloria (Elmerick) Eckstein, who survives of Chesterton.

He is also survived by his daughter, Debra (Brian) McNally of Gardenia, Calif.; brothers, Thomas (Joann) Eckstein of Hayesville, Ind., and William (Bobbie) Eckstein of Jasper, Ind.; sisters, Jean Isom of Greenwood, Ind., Millie Stemley of Frankfort, Ind. and Irma (Gene) Gudorf of Jasper, Ind.; and grandchildren, Morgan and Chelsea.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother; and three sisters.

Donald served with the Honor Guard Company H 504th Airborne Infantry Regiment. He was a truck driver for Jack Grey and owner/operator of Eckstein Trucking Inc. He retired in 1993.

Donald’s family would like to give special thanks to the Visiting Nurses Association.

Funeral services will be held Monday, January 14, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, Ind., with Pastor Larry Starett officiating. Burial will follow at Chesterton Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Sunday, January 13, 2013 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

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Posted 1/11/2013