Mary Lou Eckert, age 76, of Birdseye, formerly of Huntingburg, passed away at 10:45 a.m., Tuesday, June 23, 2020, at home.
She was born July 5, 1943, in Huntingburg, to John Edward and Pauline (Abell) Steffen; and married Eddie Dale Eckert on June 29, 1963, at the First Pentecostal Church in Birdseye where she was a lifelong member. She graduated from Birdseye High School in 1962, and enjoyed crafting and attending flea markets. She was preceded in death by her husband on October 17, 2013; her father; and daughter, Carla Michelle “Missy” Eckert.
She is survived by three sons, Todd Eckert of Shoals, Brian Eckert of Evansville and Pastor Bret (Erica) Eckert of Birdseye; her mother, Pauline Steffen of Birdseye; one brother, Carl (Frances) Steffen of Birdseye; five grandchildren, Dustin, Caden, Danielle, Austin and Felecia; and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, June 27, 2020, at the First Pentecostal Church in Birdseye with Brother Jerry Cottrell officiating. Burial will follow at Mentor Cemetery.
Visitation will be held at the Nass & Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg from 4:00-8:00 p.m., Friday; and also at church from 10:00-11:00 a.m., Saturday