December 4, 2018 at 2:45pm

Memorial for Lee Elmer Eckhardt ’86

DECATUR -- Lee Elmer Eckhardt, 60, of Decatur, IL passed away peacefully with his loved ones by his side on Saturday, December 1, 2018.

Lee was born August 2, 1958, in Decatur, IL, the son of Lloyd Elmer and Marie Eloise (McQueen) Eckhardt.

Lee was employed as an IT technician and worked for 40 years at the historic Staley office building. He was a graduate from MacArthur High School and Millikin University.

Lee is survived by his brother, Lynn Eckhardt (Judy) of New Lennox, IL; 3 nieces, Tonya, Tina, Tammy, nephew, David; and longtime girlfriend, Suzanne Montgomery of Forsyth, IL.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Per Lee’s request, private services will be held. Burial will be at Graceland Cemetery.

Lee and his family would like to give special thanks to Dr. Velasco, Dr. Yoon and the entire Cancer Care staff.

The Graceland Fairlawn Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of Lee. Condolences may be left to his family at

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