Wilma Joan “Jo” Eckart, 86 of Decatur died at 5:15 am. Thursday, February 8, 2018 in the Piatt County Nursing Home of Monticello, Illinois.
A memorial service to celebrate Jo’s life will be held at 11:00 am. Monday, February 19, 2018 in St. John’s Lutheran Church (2727 North Union Decatur, Illinois 62526) with Pastor Adam Ray officiating. Memorials may be made to the Northeast Community Building Fund or to St. John’s Lutheran Church. Tanzyus-Logan Funeral Service and Care is in charge of the arrangements.
Jo was born in December of 1931 in Decatur daughter of Bruno and Katheryn Patzwitz. She retired in 2002 as owner and beautician from Roberta’s Beauty Salon. She married Robert Eckart in March of 1948 and he preceded her in death in September of 1979. Jo enjoyed Cooking, Bingo and Bunco.
Surviving are her children, Gerald E. Eckart, Diana Kay (Ed) Cooperman, Robert D. (Linda) Eckart, brother, Michael P. (Tara) Patzwitz, grandchildren, Douglas (Barbie) Eckart, Darren (Becky) Eckart, Bonnie Slifer, and Alice Eckart, seven great and seven great-great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and sister Kay Creed.