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Jonnie J. Eckert, 77, of Lincoln, IL, passed away on Friday, November 27, 2020 at Herrin Hospital.
Jonnie was born in Lincoln on August 20, 1943, the son of Charles and Lucille Eckert. He married Carol Bernard on July 3, 1965 in New Bern, NC. She survives of Marion.
Jonnie was a retired telephone supervisor. He started off as a Lineman in New Bern, NC, then got a job in Lincoln. Jonnie was then promoted to a supervisor position in Marion. He also served in the U.S. Marines for four years.
Survivors include his wife, Carol; sons, Charles B. Eckert and Michael J. (Amy) Eckert both of Marion; grandchildren, Kayla (Scott) Wade of Marion, Mallory (Jon) Burnham of Marion, Carrie (Lucas) Robinson of Japan and Joe and Nathaniel Eckert of Marion. Also surviving are seven great-grandchildren, Alia, Ella and Reed Wade, Grayson and Maddox Burnham, Hayden Eckert and Kelsey Robinson. One brother, Charles Eckert and sisters, Sherry Carder and Diane Sheley.
Jonnie’s wishes were to be cremated. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Blue Funeral Home in Marion is assisting the family with arrangements.
This is Jon and Carols grand daughter Kayla. She says thank you to everyone for the kind words.
Kayla Dec 9 2020 1:45 PM
So sorry to hear of Jon's passing. Jim enjoyed his friendship for many years. Please know your family is in our thoughts & prayers. Jim & Sharon Tabor
Jim Tabor Dec 6 2020 8:07 PM
So sorry for your loss praying for your family love you all
Beverly Raudenbush Dec 6 2020 7:51 PM
I worked with Jon at GTE for a number of years. He was always helping others and brought a smile or belly laugh wherever he went a bright spot in everyones day. My sincere condolences to the family on the loss of this kind and gentle soul.
Mary Ann Barnes Dec 6 2020 1:44 PM
I just found out that Jon had passed. I had the honor to work at GTE in another department but interact with Jon on many occasions. He was the definition of dedicated professional. He also was one of the nicest men I knew. My deepest sympathy, even belated, on his death
Jim Manis Dec 6 2020 11:09 AM
When I lived in Marion, I knew Jon thru the KofCs. He and I had a passion for a snack that I always brought to him when I could find it; Blind Robin ( dried smoked herring). I enjoyed doing that for him . I WILL miss him, he was a great guy with a huge personality, I always got along with him. Goodbye Jon RIP with God!
Jack Von Ah Dec 3 2020 1:29 PM
May you Rest In Peace John. I worked with John in Marion. Always remember him as a very good man.
David Mathews Dec 2 2020 4:42 PM
So sorry to hear of John's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with Carol and all of his family.
Charles and Arlene Medvick Dec 2 2020 2:28 PM
Richard and I enjoyed working at St Joseph Church each week with Jon. He could always be counted on to be there. He was always at weekly church service, wearing a suit and tie, without fail. My condolences to Carol and his family. He will be missed! Have you all in my prayers.
Jeanne Fuggiti Dec 1 2020 4:15 PM
My deepest sympathy to the family. Jon was great to work with.
Cathy Newman Dec 1 2020 1:33 PM