Wyndell “Curly” Eckert

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June 3, 1925 - Sep. 29, 2014

Wyndell “Curly” Eckert long time Fallon resident passed away September 29, 2014 in Fallon. Curly was born June 3, 1925 in Amarillo, Texas to George and Lela Eckert. He had been farming in this valley since 1944. Curly was in the United States Marine Corp stationed at Babbitt, Nevada in 1942 when he met his life long partner Annabell. They married in January of 1943 and after getting out of the Marines they moved to Fallon where they spent the rest of their lives farming. They spent many years square dancing with Fallon’s local club, traveling to Reno for the annual Silver State Square Dance Festival. Annabell preceded Curly in death in 2013. He is survived by his children, son and daughter-in-law, David and Vicki Eckert; daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Gary Avery all of Fallon; grandchildren, Marnie (Steve) Dobbs; Shane (Katie) Vesty; Lance (Trish) Eckert; Shawna(John) Kontny; Jessie (Jason) Fenner; great-grand children Amanda and Crystal Kontry; Megan and Heather Dobbs; Mathew and Kim Boni; Rebecca Eckert; Scott and Amanda Eckert; great-great-grandchildren, Peyton and Aiden Albury; Aiden Eckert. A Celebration of Curly’s life will be held at a later time. The family wishes donations be made to the Churchill County Museum. Arrangements are under the direction of The Gardens Funeral Home 2949 Austin Highway Fallon, NV. 89406 775 423-8928.


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