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Robert Ernest Ecker

April 24, 1951 ~ November 6, 2023 (age 72) 72 Years Old

Robert Ecker Obituary

Robert E. Ecker, age 72, of Litchfield, MN, formerly of Estes Park, CO, died on Monday, November 6, 2023, at Meeker Manor Rehabilitation Center in Litchfield.

Memorial Services will be held 11:00 a.m. on Monday, November 13, 2023, at Zion United Methodist Church in South Haven with visitation one hour prior to the service. Pastor Lori Artner will officiate. Burial will follow at Zion Cemetery in South Haven.

Robert Ernest Ecker was born April 24, 1951, in St. Cloud to Ernest and Ruth (Leppa) Ecker. Born with cerebral palsy, Ruth drove Bob to Campus Lab School at St. Cloud State University for additional physical therapy until Bob was in the 3rd grade. He attended Kimball Schools, graduating with the Class of 1970. He then earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from St. Cloud State University. After college, Bob moved to Estes Park, CO, where he lived and worked at the YMCA of the Rockies. He ran the roller rink and the bowling ally at the YMCA; the roller rink was named after Bob shortly before his retirement in 2017. After retiring, Bob relocated to Kimball, MN in order to be closer to family and in 2019, he moved into Meeker Manor Rehabilitation Center in Litchfield. Bob loved the mountains and was a major fan of the Minnesota Twins.

He is survived by his brother, Richard (Dory) Ecker of Richmond; sister, Karen Monaghan of Villeneuve Les Avignon, France; aunt, Maymie Ecker of Kimball; and nieces and nephew, Emily, Andy, Elissa, Alison, Sarah, and Rachael. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Randy Ecker; and nephew, Jeremy Ecker.

Bob's nieces and nephew will serve as urn bearers. Arrangements are entrusted with Dingmann Funeral Care Burial and Cremation Services of Kimball.


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November 13, 2023

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Zion United Methodist Church
450 Fairhaven Ave
South Haven, MN 55382

Memorial Service
November 13, 2023

11:00 AM
Zion United Methodist Church
450 Fairhaven Ave
South Haven, MN 55382

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