Glenn Eckhoff, 90, of Momence, passed away Tuesday (June 11, 2019).

He was born Jan. 14, 1929, in Steger, a son of Albert and Minnie Troester Eckhoff. His parents preceded him in death.

Glenn began his career driving for a local milk company with his father. This was put on hold while he served our country during the Korean War.

After the war, Glenn enjoyed a career as a milkman for many years, before becoming a driver for Stroh’s beer and for Budweiser.

Glenn married Joan Yaeger on Aug. 11, 1951. They had two children. She preceded him in death July 30, 2012.

A man of strong faith, Glenn was a long-time member of Zion Lutheran Church in Grant Park. He was also a member of the American Legion of Grant Park.

In retirement, Glenn enjoyed driving for car dealerships, frequenting area coffee shops, and keeping up with his friends and family. He was blessed to travel in the months before his death, meeting two of his four great-grandchildren for the first time. He was known for his sweet tooth and often indulged in pie and ice cream.

Surviving are a son, Michael (Karen) Eckhoff, of Gulf Breeze, Fla.; a daughter, Debra Reising, of Lowell, Ind.; two sisters, Joyce (Augie) Kutemeier and Susan Neeb; brother-in-law, Bob Yaeger; several nieces and nephews; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

In addition to his loving wife, Joan, and his parents, Albert and Minnie, he was preceded in death by his stepmother, Ann; an infant brother, Wayne; a sister, Shirley; a sister-in-law, Darlene; and a son-in-law, Steve.

Cremation rites have been accorded. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. Friday, July 5 until the 11 a.m. funeral service at Zion Lutheran Church of Grant Park.

Memorials may be made to Zion Lutheran Church of Grant Park.


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