H. Leonard Eckhoff, age 84, died late Wednesday evening, February 6, 2013, at the Lone Tree Retirement Center, Meade, Kansas.
He was born August 10, 1928, at Meade, Kansas, the son of Martin and Nora (Feldman) Eckhoff. As a young boy he attended the Meade school system, graduating from Meade High School in 1946. After his graduation, he began working for the Ideal Grocery Store, Meade. At the age of 22 he served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict, serving in Korea for a year in the ammunition supply area of service. Upon his discharge, he returned to Meade and began his career as a grocery clerk at Randy’s Market, later becoming a co-owner for the last sixteen of his thirty-eight years in the grocery business.
He is a lifetime member of the Veteran’s of Foreign Wars Post #3166, Liberal, and a member of St. John Lutheran Church, Meade.
He is survived by:
A brother, Dean Eckhoff of Wichita, Kansas
A sister, Elsie Kane of Meade, Kansas
Eight nieces and nephews
He is preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Raymond and Chester “Hap” Eckhoff; and a nephew, Gary Kane.
Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, February 9, 2013, at the Graceland Cemetery, Meade, with the Reverend Lynn E. Spencer presiding. Friends may call from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Friday at Fidler-Orme-Bachman Mortuary, Meade, to sign the guest register. The casket will remain closed. Interment will follow military services at the cemetery.
The family would welcome memorials to the Graceland Cemetery Flag Fund in care of the funeral home.
Personal condolences may be given to the family at www.fidlerormebachmanmortuary.com