Scott "Scooter" Charles Eckhardt, age 44, of Yankton, South Dakota, died on Thursday, April 23, 2015 at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton.
A memorial service will be 2:00 PM on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home in Yankton. Burial of cremated remains will be in the Garden of Memories Cemetery in Yankton. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 12:00 to 2:00 PM at the funeral home.
Honorary Pallbearers are Brad Eckhardt, Ryan Eckhardt, Chris Meier, Kenny Meier, Marty Deal, Doug Hetzel, Alan Dingman, David Jones, Chris Eckhardt, Chuck Pool, Matt Jones, and Terence Pedersen.
Scott was born December 30, 1970 in the Lyster Army Hospital on Fort Rucker, Alabama to Charles and Joyce (McShannon) Eckhardt. He was raised as an "army brat" and graduated from Carroll High School in Ozark, Alabama in 1989. His family moved to Crofton, Nebraska, after his graduation and Scott attended Northeast Community College in Norfolk, Nebraska, graduating with a degree in Mechanic Drafting and CAD Computers in 1992. He worked at Northern Extrusions in Yankton and was also a longtime employee at Walmart in Yankton where he had many friends.
Scott enjoyed gaming with his friends from all over the United States and painting War Hammer Armies for himself and his friends. He had a great love for his family and his friends. He loved his brothers who were very close, but most importantly was his fiancée and sweetheart, Dawn Nelson. She was the love of his life and means so much to his family.
Survivors include his parents: Charles and Joyce Eckhardt of Crofton, Nebraska; two brothers: Brad Eckhardt of Yankton and Ryan Eckhardt of Crofton; fiancée Dawn Nelson of Yankton; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, aunts and uncles.
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My deepest sympathy goes to the family. During this difficult time may you and your family find comfort knowing that God is there for you in your time of need (2 Cor. 1:3,4) and knowing in the future you will see your loved ones again (John 5:28,29)
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