OTTUMWA — Emery E. Eckheart , 79, formerly of Ottumwa, passed away on Aug. 12, 2013, in Racine, Wis.
Emery grew up in the Oelwein area. He began his career with International Harvester Company Store in Ottumwa, where he married the former Helen Streicher at Munterville Lutheran Church on Dec. 23, 1959. His career took him throughout Iowa and Illinois and to Racine, Wis., where he retired from Case-IH in 1997 after 38 years.
Besides his wife, Helen, he is survived by a daughter, Carmoleta (Larry)Youck and son, Eric (Christine) Eckheart, and four grandchildren.
Interment services will take place at Munterville Lutheran Church Cemetery at 1 p.m. Saturday for family and friends.
Memorials may be directed to the Munterville Lutheran Cemetery or Swedish Memorial Fund.