William J. Eckert, 76, of Brussels, passed away on January 8, 2020 at his home. He was born October 15, 1943 in Fish Creek to Walter and Agnes (Restler) Eckert. On July 9, 1966 he married Patricia Ann Theis at St.Peter’s Church in Lincoln.
When he was young, Bill worked in Milwaukee in various aspects of the construction business. For 49 years he owned and operated an antique business in Door County. He enjoyed searching for antiques and finding “treasures”. His special interest was refurbishing antique lamps.
Survivors include wife, 3 children, Carol Eckert (James Johnson) of Sturgeon Bay, John Eckert, of Green Bay, and James (Michelle) Eckert of Suamico; 4 grandchildren Zac (girl friend, Brianna) Eckert, Nic Eckert, Luke Johnson and Christine Eckert; brother Edward (Christine) Eckert of Gilbert, AZ; sister-in-law Gerry Eckert.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Wally, 2 sisters, Betty Jean (Armand) Tipler and Mary Ann Wendt.
A memorial mass will be conducted at 11:00 am on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020 at St. Francis and St. Mary Parish in Brussels. Friends may call at the church on Saturday from 9:00 am until the time of service. Forbes Funeral Home & Cremations is assisting the family.
Special thanks to the staff of Unity Hospice for the wonderful care and support. In lieu of flowers, memorials would be appreciated.