Richard A. Eckert passed away October 23, 2010 at home with his family by his side. He courageously fought his illness, cordial basal degeneration.

Dick was born on September 15, 1939 in Delta, Colorado and was raised in McCloud, California.

Dick served proudly in the US Army and was retired from Caltrans.

He is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Karen; son, David; daughter, Kim; grandsons, Kristopher and Andrew; and granddaughter, Jessica.

A gathering of friends and family will be held on Saturday, October 30 at noon at the family home.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to: Rancho Cordova Elks Lodge, 11440 Elk Circle, Rancho Cordova, CA 94742.