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Obituaries Allyson Eckert

Allyson Marie Eckert, 17, of Wakonda, died as a result of a house fire, Friday, Jan 7, 2005.

Ally was born June 2, 1987, in Memmingen, Germany, to Brian and Rhonda (Anderson) Eckert. She was selected to South Dakota Girls State Journalism City. She was a statistician for the girls' basketball team, and line judge for volleyball. She was an honor student at Wakonda High School, and was involved with drama and student directing.

Ally worked at the Wakonda Heritage Manor. She was truly blessed by all the wonderful friends she had made in Wakonda. All of the kids loved spending time with their family at the river or wherever they may have been.

Survivors include parents, Brian and Rhonda, Wakonda; grandparents, Bob and Lois Anderson, Volin, and LeRoy and Grace Eckert, Bath, PA; great-grandmothers, Marie Wiberg, Alcester, and Minnie Anderson, Volin; aunts and uncles, Terry and Annie Anderson, Sturgis, Shawn and Jennifer Anderson, Gayville, Darcy and Dennis Nagel, Rapid City, Eileen and Robbie Taylor, Bath; cousins; Jacob, Zachary, Dagny, Zane, Chance, Scout, Ashley, Lindsay; also numerous great aunts and uncles and cousins.

Funeral services were 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 11, at the Wakonda High School gymnasium. Visitation began one hour prior to the services on Tuesday. Burial followed in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery rural Wakonda.

Hansen Funeral Home, Irene, was in charge of arrangements.

Austin Eckert

Austin Tyler Eckert, 10, of Wakonda, died as a result of a house fire, Friday, Jan. 7, 2005.

Austin was born Jan. 29, 1994, in Bethlehem, PA. He enjoyed being outdoors doing anything and everything he could. Austin received several medals while participating in the Special Olympics. Everyone he met was a friend forever. All of the kids loved spending time with their family at the river or wherever they may have been.

Survivors include parents, Brian and Rhonda, Wakonda; grandparents, Bob and Lois Anderson, Volin, and LeRoy and Grace Eckert, Bath, PA; great-grandmothers, Marie Wiberg, Alcester, and Minnie Anderson, Volin; aunts and uncles, Terry and Annie Anderson, Sturgis, Shawn and Jennifer Anderson, Gayville, Darcy and Dennis Nagel, Rapid City, Eileen and Robbie Taylor, Bath; cousins; Jacob, Zachary, Dagny, Zane, Chance, Scout, Ashley, Lindsay; also numerous great aunts and uncles and cousins.

Funeral services were 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 11, at the Wakonda High School gymnasium. Visitation began one hour prior to the services on Tuesday. Burial followed in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery rural Wakonda.

Hansen Funeral Home, Irene, was in charge of arrangements.

Cole Eckert

Cole Thomas Eckert, 6, of Wakonda, died as a result of a house fire, Friday, Jan. 7, 2005.

Cole was born June 1, 1998, in Bethlehem, PA. He was involved in soccer, cub scouts, hunting and fishing. Cole also loved the outdoors; his special talent was to watch over his big brother. All of the kids loved spending time with their family at the river or wherever they may have been.

Survivors include parents, Brian and Rhonda, Wakonda; grandparents, Bob and Lois Anderson, Volin, and LeRoy and Grace Eckert, Bath, PA; great-grandmothers, Marie Wiberg, Alcester, and Minnie Anderson, Volin; aunts and uncles, Terry and Annie Anderson, Sturgis, Shawn and Jennifer Anderson, Gayville, Darcy and Dennis Nagel, Rapid City, Eileen and Robbie Taylor, Bath; cousins; Jacob, Zachary, Dagny, Zane, Chance, Scout, Ashley, Lindsay; also numerous great aunts and uncles and cousins.

Funeral services were 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 11, at the Wakonda High School gymnasium. Visitation began one hour prior to the services on Tuesday. Burial followed in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery rural Wakonda.

Hansen Funeral Home, Irene, was in charge of arrangements.

Carli Eckert

Carli McKenna Eckert, 4, of Wakonda, died as a result of a house fire, Friday, Jan. 7, 2005.

She was involved in tap and ballet dance class. She loved to play dress up. She was our little princess. Carli loved to spend time playing with her brothers and sister. All of the kids loved spending time with their family at the river or wherever they may have been.

Survivors include parents, Brian and Rhonda, Wakonda; grandparents, Bob and Lois Anderson, Volin, and LeRoy and Grace Eckert, Bath, PA; great-grandmothers, Marie Wiberg, Alcester, and Minnie Anderson, Volin; aunts and uncles, Terry and Annie Anderson, Sturgis, Shawn and Jennifer Anderson, Gayville, Darcy and Dennis Nagel, Rapid City, Eileen and Robbie Taylor, Bath; cousins; Jacob, Zachary, Dagny, Zane, Chance, Scout, Ashley, Lindsay; also numerous great aunts and uncles and cousins.

Funeral services were 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 11, at the Wakonda High School gymnasium. Visitation began one hour prior to the services on Tuesday. Burial followed in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery rural Wakonda.

Hansen Funeral Home, Irene, was in charge of arrangements.

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