Danny E. Eckert, age 67 of Menomonie, WI, died due to a farming accident on July 9, 2018 in the Township of Red Cedar.
He was born on June 7, 1951 in Menomonie, WI to Robert “Bob” Eckert and Betty (Bingham) Beguhn. Dan graduated in 1969 from Menomonie High School. On July 8, 1972, he married his high school sweetheart, Julie Anderson at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.
Dan enjoyed being a father and grandpa. Spending time with family and friends, especially being around a campfire or a card table truly brought him joy. He always loved a party and spoiled the grandkids with ice cream sandwiches, licorice and M&Ms. As a farmer, he enjoyed fixing up his Allis-Chalmers tractors. You could always strike up a good conversation at the mention of farming. Dan’s infectious laugh will be truly missed!
He is survived by his wife, Julie of Menomonie, five children; Jason (Shannon) Eckert of New Richmond, Jeremy Eckert of Menomonie, Joel (Mindy) Eckert of Menomonie, Jinger (Brian) Brulz of Menomonie, and Jessi (Josh) Knegendorf of Baldwin, grandchildren; Nolan, Drew, Aiden, Isabel, Isaac, Iris, Gwen, Calvin, Hazel and Baby Knegendorf, mother, Betty (Bingham) Beguhn of Menomonie, 3 siblings; Sue (Alan) Vasey of Menomonie, Jeff (Sandy) Eckert of Menomonie, Randy (Tammy) Eckert of Menomonie. He further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Dan was preceded in death by his father Robert “Bob” Eckert, brother Bill Eckert, nephew, Billy Eckert, great nephew, Dakota Harnish and Lyle Beguhn.
Memorial Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, July 13, 2018 at Cedarbrook Church in Menomonie with Remy Diederich officiating. There will be a visitation on Thursday from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Cedarbrook Church and also one hour prior to the service on Friday.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Cedarbrook Church.
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