Eckhart, Nelda Ruth Primmer
Nelda Ruth Primmer Eckhart, 83, died Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, at Virginia Gay Nursing and Rehab in Vinton following a long illness. Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 4, at First Christian Church in Vinton, with the Rev. Connie Wacht officiating. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3, at Van Steenhuyse-Russell Funeral Home in Vinton and also an hour before services Monday at the church. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Vinton.
Nelda is survived by her husband of 65 years, George Eckhart, of Vinton; four daughters, Barbara (Larry) Dauenbaugh of Cedar Rapids, Ida (Morris) Higgins of Vinton, Debra Kay (Bill) Larson of Iowa City and Tammy Jo (Tom Lee) Eckhart of Bloomington, Ind.; daughter-in-law, Marti Eckhart of Vinton; 12 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren (and one on the way); one brother, Glenn E. (June) Primmer Jr. of Frisco, Texas; one sister, Patricia (Dale) Cantowine of Tipton; two brothers-in-law, Donald (Arlene) Eckhart of Vinton and Charles Eckhart of Waterloo; and sister-in-law, June Eckhart of North Liberty.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Morris Eckhart; brothers, Marion, Richard, Carl and Maurice Primmer; and sister, Doris Smith.
A memorial fund has been established.
Van Steenhuyse-Russell Funeral Home of Vinton is caring for Nelda and her family.
Condolences may be left at www.vsrfh.com.
Published Feb. 2, 2013 in The Gazette