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Bobby J. Eckhardt

November 15, 1965 — June 1, 2023

Juniata

Bobby J. Eckhardt

Juniata resident Bobby J. Eckhardt, 57, passed away Thursday, June 1, 2023, at his home.   

 

Memorial Services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, June 10, at Christ Lutheran Church, rural Juniata with Pastor Darren Olson officiating. Burial will be at Concordia Cemetery, rural Juniata. A book signing will be 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. with family present 2-4 p.m. Friday, June 9, at the funeral home, and one hour before the service at the church. Memorials may be given to the family for a memorial to be established at a later date. The service will be live-streamed on Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home’s website. To view the service, go to Bobby’s obituary and click the play button shown towards the bottom of the page.

 

Bobby was born November 15, 1965, in Hastings, NE to Larry and Karen (Riese) Eckhardt. He graduated in 1985 from Roseland High School. Bobby and Rose Kothe were united in November 1985. He was a member of Christ Lutheran Church. Bobby enjoyed playing and watching sports.

 

Bobby was preceded in death by his infant daughter, Heather Jo Kothe-Eckhardt; grandparents, Pearl & Dorothy Eckhardt and LaVern & Lorraine Riese; in-laws, Karl & Louise Kothe; sister-in-law, Donna Kothe; and uncle, Dennis Riese.  

 

SURVIVORS:

Wife:                                                  
    Rose Kothe – Juniata, NE

Children:                                            
    Nature Villegas – Lincoln, NE

    Rebecca Kothe-Eckhardt – Hastings, NE

Grandchildren:                                  
    Xavier & Sadie

    Vincent

    Lyric

    Essynce

    Nature

    D’Vyne

    Landon

    Laramie

Great-Granddaughter:                       
    Ivy

Parents:                                              
    Larry & Karen Eckhardt – Holstein, NE

Siblings & Spouses:                          
    Angie & Brad Thomsen – Omaha, NE

    Danny & Rebecca Eckhardt – Holstein, NE

    Larry & Melissa Eckhardt – Kansas City, MO

Brothers-in-law & Sisters-in-law:     
    Lois & Jim Terwilleger

    Nona & David Scribner

    Iola & David Ernest

    Ruby Kothe

    Betty Peterson

    Linda & Doug Joynt

    Leon & Bobbie Kothe

    Gary & Michelle Kothe

Aunts & Uncles:                                
    Jan & Jerome Heuertz – Hastings, NE

    Marlene & Juris Tontegode – Sunset City, AZ

    Sandy & Charles Rishel – Osprey, FL

    Dwayne Riese – Holstein, NE

    Shirley & Ken Mahlin – Grand Island, NE

Numerous Nieces & Nephews

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Bobby J. Eckhardt, please visit our flower store.

Past Services

Book Signing

Friday, June 9, 2023

9:00am - 4:30 pm (Central time)

Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center

1225 N. Elm Street, Hastings, NE 68901

Family will be present 2-4 p.m.

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Book Signing

Saturday, June 10, 2023

9:00 - 10:00 am (Central time)

Christ Lutheran Church (Juniata)

13175 West 70th Street, Juniata, NE 68955

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Memorial Service

Saturday, June 10, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Christ Lutheran Church (Juniata)

13175 West 70th Street, Juniata, NE 68955

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