John George Eckerman


(November 10, 2002)

Funeral services for John George Eckerman, 86, who died Sunday, Nov. 10 at the Powell Nursing Home, will be conducted today (Thursday) at 11 a.m. at the Bennett Butte Baptist Church in Clark.

Mr. Eckerman was born Oct. 20, 1916, in Ranchester, son of John and Regina (Thomas) Eckerman. He was raised in Sheridan and Bridger, Mont.

He entered service with the U.S. Army during World War II, serving in the European Theater.

On June 3, 1946, he married Ada May Weathermon in Billings, Mont. They lived in Bridger until they moved to Clark in 1951 where they farmed.

He loved western music, singing, playing cards and the mountains around Clark. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Survivors include his wife, Ada of Clark; daughters Sonja Black of Powell, Gayle Brunsvold of Peoria, Ariz., Linda Eckerman of Red Lodge, Mont., and Margo Henderson of Powell; sisters Anna Maydeck, Katherine Jacobs and Flora Marks, all of San Jose, Calif.; 10 grandchildren, Lexy Harris, Aaron Black, Curtis Brunsvold, Stuart Brunsvold, Seth Brunsvold, Sarah Randash, Charlotte Randash, Tye Henderson, Tess Miller, and Stacey Henderson; and three great-grandchildren, Garett Henderson, Wyatt Henderson and Cassidy Miller.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Martha Grey and Dorothy Powell.

Burial will follow services in the Bennett Butte Cemetery in Clark. Following the committal service, a luncheon will be held at the Clark Recreation Center. Memorials may be made to the Powell Nursing Home.