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Jerome " Jerry" Eck
Mercer Funeral Home in Holton
Mayetta, KS

Jerome “Jerry” F. Eck, 84, of Mayetta, KS passed away Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at the Holton Community Hospital. He was born March 14, 1935 in Effingham, KS, the son of Joseph J. and Sophia Agnes (Budke) Eck.

Jerry proudly served in the United States Army, he was stationed in Alaska, during the Korean Conflict.

He worked for Goodyear Tire Company for 14 years and later sold real estate for Wittmer Farm Realty. Jerry was also a farmer and stockman on his family farm.

He was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Mayetta, Moose Lodge 555 in Topeka and former member of Holton Eagles Club.

Jerry married Wanda Lee Ash on September 2, 1961 in Holton. They celebrated over 58 years of marriage.

Survivors include his wife Wanda of the home; 2 sons, Kevin Eck and Ken Eck (Lori) both of Mayetta; a daughter, Kristi Chance (D.J.) of Mayetta; a sister, Louise Bunck of Silver Lake; 8 grandchildren, Alyssa Brock (Matt), Breanna Morris (Madison), Brooke Eck, Morgan Smith (Kaleb), Bailey Eck (Dylan Busey), Chase Eck (Ashlyn Weilert), Ashley Wick (Caleb) and Blake Chance and 8 great-grandchildren, Emma Brock, Brody & Ryker Morris, Gatlin & Jennings Smith, Kemper Busey and Kooper & Kynslee Wick.

He was preceded in death by 2 sisters, Mabel Eck and Rosella Mispagel and 2 brothers, Matthew and Jim Eck.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, January 25, 2020 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Mayetta. Burial will follow at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery in Hoyt with military honors. Jerry will lie in state at the funeral home beginning Thursday afternoon. Memorials may be given to the Holton Community Hospital or to St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church c/o Mercer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 270, Holton, KS 66436. To leave a special message for the family, please visit .

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