He was born in 1933 in Lexington, Neb., to Oscar and Verna Ecklund. He married Elsie Boettcher in 1954 in Loomis, Neb.
He worked at the Rock Island Arsenal.
Survivors are wife; daughters, Valerie Hill, Paola, Kan., Marla Gabelmann, Bettendorf, and Rhonda Gillespie, Davenport; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sister, Marllys Carlson, Minden, Neb.
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