Lance Eckman, 79

Lance Eckman, 79, of Murphy, N.C., formerly of Wabash, passed away Monday, Feb. 1, 2021 in an Atlanta, Ga. hospital.

He was a native of Wabash, where he had lived all of life until moving to Murphy in 2014. Lance was a 1959 graduate of Wabash High School. He had worked for Container Corporation of America for twenty-five years retiring as superintendent of the powerhouse. Lance then formed his own company, Asbestos Removal, Inc., which he operated alongside his family for the next seventeen years. He also drove a truck for Schneider National until fully retiring in 2000.

Lance was a member of Wabash Eagles and longtime Scout Master for the Boy Scouts of America. Lance was an avid woodworker, fisherman, hunter, enjoyed online poker and watching Westerns.

He was the son of the late Charlie and Bertha Eckman. Lance was also preceded in death by a sister, Sandra Kay Eckman Ralston.

Surviving is his loving wife of fifty-seven years, Karen Sue Eckman; two sons, Bret Eckman and wife, Theresa, of Wabash, Indiana, and Mark Charles Eckman, of Fort Wayne; and a grandson, Kristopher Lance Eckman, of Fort Wayne.

A Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date.

Ivie Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.

Posted on 2021 Feb 11