Harold David Eckert passed away peacefully on January 28, 2021 at his home in St. George, UT surrounded by his daughters Tia and Carly and several of his grandchildren at his side at the age of 81. He was loved by all of us and will be greatly missed.
Harold (Hal) was born on March 17, 1939 in Oakland, CA to Norah Saley Eckert and Harold William Eckert. His family moved to Utah and he graduated from South High School in Salt Lake City. He met and married Joyce Kawaguchi in Hawaii whom he shared three children with. They moved to Salt Lake City and he enjoyed a career at YESCO until he retired. In 1997 he married Leslie Ann Bruschke and after retirement they moved to St George, UT.
Hal was an avid golfer, loved to cook, travel and vacation – especially in Hawaii but his greatest love was his grandchildren. He enjoyed going to watch his grandsons play baseball, football, hockey and wrestling and his granddaughters in dance, volleyball, gymnastics and rodeo. He attended as many games and performances that he could and was so very proud of each and every one of them. He was also blessed to get to meet his three great-grandsons as well.
He is survived by his wife Leslie, son Brad Eckert (Janeen), daughters Tiana Marie Stock (Kyle) and Carly Lyn Jeffers (John), step-daughters Amy Rasi-Kaskinen (Kari), Emile Anderson (Ron), 16 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren, and his sister Sandy Nordberg (Lonny).
He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Sally Kenworthy.
The family would like to thank Kristin and Codi from Dixie Hospice for their loving care.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a future date.
Life Story Info
Words can’t express how saddened I am to hear of your loss.
I worked with Hal for many years at YESCO. He was so much fun to work with always the jokester and you always knew when he was in the building because he made sure that you knew. When he retired it wasn’t as much fun to go into work.
Rest in peace my friend you will be missed.
Such sad sad news, I will miss you good friend. I worked with Hal at Yesco for many years. I was so Happy for him when he retired. I enjoyed the days going and getting a doughnut and his morning coffee with him. He was like a father to me. He was always there to help me in my early years of selling. I will hit one long and straight for you the next time i'm on the tee. He always said "Drive for show and Putt for Dough."
I will miss you Hal