Mary Lou Eckert, 76, Birdseye

Mary Lou Eckert, 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 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 to 8 p.m. Friday and also at church from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday. 

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