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Wilma Joan Eckart
1931 - 2018

Northeast Community Building Fund
St. John's Lutheran Church

Wilma Joan “Jo” Eckart, 86 of Decatur died at 5:15 am. Thursday, February 8, 2018 in
the Piatt County Nursing Home of Monticello, Illinois.

A memorial service to celebrate Jo’s life will be held at 11:00 am. Monday, February
19, 2018 in St. John’s Lutheran Church (2727 N. Union Decatur, Illinois 62526) with
Pastor Adam Ray officiating. Memorials may be made to the Northeast Community
Building Fund or to St. John’s Lutheran Church. Tanzyus-Logan Funeral Service and
Care is in charge of the arrangements.

Jo was born in December of 1931 in Decatur daughter of Bruno and Katheryn (Millard)
Patzwitz. She retired in 2002 as owner and beautician from Roberta’s Beauty Salon.  
She married Robert Eckart in March of 1948 and he preceded her in death  
September 17, 1979. Jo enjoyed Cooking, Bingo and Bunco.

Surviving are her children, Gerald E. Eckart, Diana Kay (Ed) Cooperman, Robert D.
(Linda) Eckart, brother, Michael P.(Tara) Patzwitz, grandchildren, Douglas (Barbie)
Eckart, Darren (Becky) Eckart, Bonnie Slifer, and Alice Eckart, seven great and seven
great-great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and sister Kay Creed.

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