Graveside services for Robert Elmer Eckhart, 101, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at Howell Memorial Park Cemetery, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
Mr. Eckhart passed away at 1:05 p.m., Tuesday, January 26, 2021, at his home.
He was born December 4, 1919, at Rossford, Ohio, to Herbert Lester Eckhart and Iva Violet May Eckhart. On October 6, 1945, he was married at Toledo, Ohio, to Alice Jean Reiter, who preceded him in death on December 27, 2019. Mr. Eckhart was a Veteran of WWII; he was a Tech Sergeant in the 234th United States Army Air Base Unit. Before his retirement, he was an operations manager in the HVAC business and had been owner and operator of Pinebrook Lodge Bed & Breakfast. Mr. Eckhart was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church.
He is survived by four children, Cheryl Ward, West Plains, Sonia Steger and husband, Gregg, West Plains, Timothy Eckhart and wife, Debbie, Denver, Colorado and Anthony Eckhart, Denver, Colorado; five grandchildren; one brother, Marvin Eckhart, Toledo, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.
His parents, wife, one son, Stephen, three brothers and two sisters, preceded him in death.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 7:00 p.m., Monday, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to any charity of choice and may be left at or mailed to Robertson-Drago Funeral Home, 211 West Main, West Plains, MO 65775.