Funeral services for Phyllis Eckert age 83 of Pilger, NE will be held on Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Pilger, NE with Deb Hammer, PMA officiating. Private family interment will be in the Pilger Cemetery. Visitation will be on Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service at the church. Minnick Funeral Home in Wisner is assisting with the arrangements.
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Phyllis passed away on Sunday, March 8, 2020 at the Wisner Care Center.
Phyllis Mathilda (Meyer) Eckert was born on April 3, 1936 in Cuming Co., Nebraska to Albert and Mildred (Andersen) Meyer. She graduated from Pilger High School in 1954. Phyllis worked for Northwestern Bell in Wayne, NE.
On November 10, 1955, she was united in marriage to Randall Eckert. To this union, three sons were born-Randy, Brian, and Kevin.
Phyllis worked at the Wisner-Pilger Elementary as a secretary and later a para for a number of years, before retiring. She later worked as an aide at the Wisner Manor from 1982-1994. She also had served as the Treasurer for the Village of Pilger.
Phyllis was a member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Pilger. She was known for her kind, gentle loving spirit. She was a friend to all animals, cats and dogs were her favorites.
Randy and Joy Eckert of Norfolk, NE
Brian Eckert of Norfolk, NE
Kevin and Connie Eckert of Merrill, WI
Tiffany Eckert, Scott Eckert, and Sarah (Dylan) Olson
Phyllis was preceded in death by her parents-Albert and Mildred Meyer, and her sister-Kathryn Skovsende.