"Where Fillmore County News Comes First"
Friday, November 28th, 2014
Volume ∞ Issue ∞
- 8:03:53, Nov 24th 2014 - FountainFarmer - Doc, Why do people like you have to turn stories that don't have ... [Read More]
- 7:13:36, Nov 21st 2014 - FountainFarmer - doc, why do people like you think that every story needs a sense ... [Read More]
- 3:50:54, Nov 21st 2014 - Frank Wright - Does the author of this article realize it is not April 1st? ... [Read More]
- 3:03:32, Nov 21st 2014 - Roberto - That IS a stereotype on Libertarians from extreme right-wingers BTW. See ... [Read More]
- 5:10:46, Nov 17th 2014 - doc - I'm surprised conservatives aren't picketing there for their war on women. ... [Read More]
- 5:09:30, Nov 17th 2014 - doc - Is it illegal to push THEIR snow into the street though? ... [Read More]
- 4:16:40, Nov 15th 2014 - Gudrun - Ralph's burial at Arlington National Cemetery is scheduled for February 12, ... [Read More]
- 4:47:53, Nov 7th 2014 - KingslandGrad95 - Hey winters coming, why don't you take your concerns to that of the ... [Read More]
- 6:43:44, Nov 6th 2014 - winters coming - Tell Fillmore central in harmony that it is against the law to push t ... [Read More]
- 11:34:53, Nov 3rd 2014 - Tom Kaase - First of all, thank you again to Editor Jason Sethre for allowing people ... [Read More]
Fri, Aug 22nd, 2003
Posted in Obituaries
Posted in Obituaries
Marvin W. Eck, 73, of Spring Valley, died August 14, 2003 at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester.
He was born Sept. 9, 1929, in Rochester. In 1947, he graduated from Wykoff High School. He married Shirley Stien and they later were divorced. He married Mildred Metcalf, and they were married 39 1/2 years. She died Sept. 11, 2000. On Feb. 16, 2002, he married Marie Warren in Spring Valley. From 1951 to l953, he served in the U.S. Army, stationed in England. He was well known as a stilt walker. From 1947 to 1980, he walked all over the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, and Honduras, with Art Swenson Shows, Joie Chitwood Shows, Shrine Circus, and on his own. He went to school in Chicago to learn radio repair, farmed in Fillmore, and worked for Waters Instruments in Rochester. Later, he moved to Fort Meyers, Fla., and lived there 32 years. He had his own mowing and parking lot sweeping business before retiring in 1996 due health problems. Mr. Eck was a board member of Ed's Museum, and was active in the American Legion and food shelf. He also was a Boy Scout leader in Wykoff and Fort Meyers. Survivors include his wife; one son, Randy (Sandy) of Fort Meyers; one daughter, Debra (Rich) Hollaman of Fort Collins, Colo.; three stepsons, Tom (Theresa) Warren, and Tim (Marti) Warren, both of Spring Valley, and John (Mary) Metcalf of Fort Meyers; four grandsons; and step-grandchildren. One son, one stepson and one stepdaughter preceded him in death. The memorial service was August 19, 2003 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Wykoff, with the Rev. Peter J. Sestak officiating. The body was cremated.