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Obituary: Hulda E. Eckelman, Columbus

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Hulda E. Eckelman, 89, of Chapa Drive, died at 5:55 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, at Silver Oaks Health Campus.

Hulda was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church White Creek where she was highly active in the Ladies Aid Society. She enjoyed knitting and cooking and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday at St. John's Lutheran Church White Creek, with Pastor Joshua Cook officiating. Calling will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home and from 9:30 a.m. until service time Friday at the church. Burial will be at St. John's Lutheran Church White Creek Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church White Creek Building Fund.

Born in Bartholomew County Oct. 9, 1923, Mrs. Eckelman was the daughter of Otto Enzinger and Matilda Bode Enzinger. She married Norval F. Eckelman April 27, 1947. He preceded her in death June 4, 2005.

Survivors include sons, Doyce L. (Becky) Eckelman, Randy J. (Darleen) Eckelman and Duane (Becky) Eckelman, all of Columbus, Indiana; a daughter, Rhonda Dunn of Columbus, Indiana; 11 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Lester Enzinger of  Columbus, Indiana.

Hulda was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a son, Deryl Eckelman; a son-in-law, Keith Dunn; a brother, Milton Enzinger; and a sister, Opal Hoffmeier.

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