Dale Eckert was veteran, aerospace worker

DOWNEY – Dale Ronald Eckert, born July 31, 1943 in St. Louis, passed away July 3 at Lakewood Regional Medical Center of heart disease. His family moved here from St. Louis in 1957. Dale graduated from Warren High School.

He worked in the aerospace field and went from Rockwell, McDonald Douglass, to Boeing and finally RocketDyne during his years of employing from 1964 to his retirement in 2005.

He served his country in Vietnam from 1965-67. He returned to McDonald Douglass after returning from Vietnam.

He is survived by his wife, Yoko Kim Eckert, of Downey; two brothers, Dennis Eckert (Gloria) of Michigan, and Walter Eckert (Eileen) of Downey; and several nieces and nephews.

Services are Monday, July 21, at Riverside National Cemetery at 11:30 a.m. Arrangements are being handled by Miller-Mies Mortuary.



Published: July 17, 2014 - Volume 13 - Issue 14