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Eck, Ormand V. (1916-1955)

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Mennonite Weekly Review obituary: 1955 Jan 13 p. 3

Birth date: 1916

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Harper, Kans. — Funeral services for Ormand V. Eck, 38, well-known building contractor here, were held Jan. 5 at the Pleasant Valley Mennonite church. R. M. Weaver and Waldo Miller officiated.

Mr. Eck, who had been in ill health for a number of years, died Jan. 3 at St. Francis hospital in Wichita. He had constructed a number of houses in Harper and vicinity.

He leaves his wife, Wilma (Yoder) and three children: his mother, Mrs. Frank Eck, Sr. of Meno, Okla., and brothers and sisters.

Mennonite Weekly Review obituary: 1955 Jan 20 p. 8


Ormand V. Eck, son of Frank and Susie Eck, was born near Meno, Okla., March 12, 1916, and departed this life at St. Francis hospital, Wichita, Kansas, Jan. 3, 1955, at the age of 38 years, nine months, and 22 days.

In 1932, at the age of 15, he accepted Christ as his personal Savior and united with the Zoar Mennonite church of Goltry, Okla., later transferring his membership to the Pleasant Valley Mennonite church of Harper Kansas.

He attended grade school and graduated from the Oklahoma Bible Academy of Meno in 1934.

At the age of 18 he came to Harper, Kansas and lived for several years with his aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. D. J. Unruh.

On July 23, 1944, he was united in marriage to Wilma Yoder. To this union three children were born, Diana Louise, age 9; David Dee, age 8, and Darrel Renae, nearly 2 years old.

His father preceded him in death on April 21, 1947. He leaves to await a heavenly reunion, his immediate family, his mother, Mrs. Frank Eck, Sr., of Meno; five sisters, Alma of Meno; Ada (Mrs. Lee Schmidt) of Ringwood, Okla.; Irma, (Mrs. Herman Schmidt) of Meno, Naomi (Mrs. John Epp) of Turpin, Okla., Eunice (Mrs. Wilber Troyer) of Harper; four brothers, Marvin of Tulsa, Okla., Levi, of Harper, Frank Jr., of Harper, Mahlon, Denver, Colo.; and a host of relatives and friends.

After serving his country three years and three months, he returned to the Harper community where he was occupied as a building contractor.

One of the most noted home-builders in this section of the state, he promoted and built a number of beautiful city and country homes in the Harper area, which will ever stand as monuments to his memory.

Although he had been under doctor’s care for many years, his condition was not regarded as serious until the last few weeks, when he was confined to bed.

Funeral services were conducted Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 5, from the home at 1:30 and from the Pleasant Valley Mennonite church. Interment was in the Pleasant Valley cemetery with R. M. Weaver and Waldo Miller officiating.

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