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Erna M (Pingle) Eckert

Born: Sat., Jul. 26, 1924
Died: Sun., Dec. 6, 2020

Private Committal

Location: San Pierre Cemetery

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Erna M. Eckert, 96 years old of San Pierre, Indiana, passed away Sunday, December 6, 2020 in Francesville, Indiana.

She was born Saturday, July 26, 1924 in Medaryville, Indiana, Daughter of the late Gustav Pingle and the late Clara (Junge) Pingle.

June 25, 1949 in San Pierre, Indiana, she married Robert Eckert, he preceded her on August 7, 1999.

Erna was a member of St. Lukes Church in San Pierre, she enjoyed teaching Sunday School and Vacation Bible school. She was a talented quilter and extremely proud of her quilts. Erna enjoyed gardening and canning from her garden. She was a school teacher in starke county having taught in North Judson, San Pierre, Teft and Demotte. Her greatest passion was spending time with her children and grandchildren .

Surviving are Son, Ed Eckert of San Pierre, Indiana, Son, Pete(Kate) Eckert of Leesville, South Carolina, Son, Fred(Kathy) Eckert of North Judson, Indiana, and 4 grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Eckert, parents Gustav and Clara Pingle, 3 brothers and 1 sister.

Due to COVID-19 private family services to be held, Braman and Bailey Funeral Home of North Judson, Indiana, is in charge of arrangements.

Interment will follow in the San Pierre Cemetery.


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Larry and Margie Pixey
   Posted Wed December 09, 2020
Our deepest sympathy and prayers to all of Erna's family and close friends. She was one of the strong holds of San Pierre and always spoke the truth in all how she felt. Erna will always leave her mark in and around the San Pierre area. Many stories to share for a lifetime. I remember Erna teaching, her correction for unruly behavior, baseball games, community functions, ect.
Sincerest Sympathy and prayers,
Larry and Margie Pixey

Susan Dalka Griffith
   Posted Wed December 09, 2020
Sending our deepest condolences from the Dalka Family🙏🏻

Judith Cords
   Posted Thu December 10, 2020
Ed, Pete, Fred and families,

So sorry to hear about the passing of your mom, a wonderful lady who will be missed.
Our Deepest Sympathy to all.

Howard & Judy

Venita Cunningham
   Posted Sun December 13, 2020
I was honored to have known Erna and sorry to hear of her passing. She was truly a blessing to our school. My condolences.

Mike Sjoblom
   Posted Mon December 14, 2020
Our deepest sympathy to you and your family! She has joined Bob in heaven and has the finest Garden for all to enjoy! Your many memories will be with you and keep you strong.


Mike Sjoblom and Barb

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