Margaret H. Eckert

May 31, 1925 ‒ April 09, 2015

Crestline, Ohio

Margaret H. Eckert, age 89 of Leesville passed away on what would have been her 68th wedding anniversary to Ike on Thursday morning, April 9, 2015 at Crestwood Care Center in Shelby.

She was born May 31, 1925 in Galion and was the daughter of Clyde and Julia (Christman) Winch. On April 9, 1947 she married Ira “Ike” Eckert and they enjoyed 63 years of marriage until his passing on September 20, 2010.

Margaret graduated from North Robinson High School and worked for over 25 years at the former J.C. Penneys in Galion as a catalog clerk. She was a member of the St. John’s Lutheran Church in Leesville and enjoyed baking pies, canning, gardening and fishing. Margaret was very devoted to her family and especially her grandchildren. She was a wonderful caregiver to many.

Margaret is survived by her children, Connie (John) Bercaw of Ontario, Bonnie (Larry) Swanger of Mansfield, Doug (Faniya) Eckert of Hilliard; her six grandchildren, Todd (Kim) Bercaw, Larry (Darlene) Swanger, Tanner Radebaugh, Taryn Cox, Ben and Blake Eckert; her seven grandchildren, Morgan Kocher, Zach Bercaw, Nic Buckner, Bret and Lauryn Swanger, Bronson Radebaugh and Reagyn Cox; her two great-great grandchildren, Adalyn Kocher and Abagail Bercaw; her five sisters, Rosie Fetter of Bucyrus, Florence Heffner of Florida, Martha (Wilbur) Cole of Crestline, Esther Armstrong of Galion and Joanne (Jerry) Haught of Crestline; her brother, Mike (Linda) Winch of Findlay and her two sisters-in-law, Joan Winch and Beverly Beck of Crestline and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she is preceded in death by her daughter, Terri Eckert: her granddaughter, Christine Buckner and two grandsons Ty Radebaugh and Bret Swanger; her brother, Charlie Winch and her sister Waunita Stewart.

The family will receive friends from 10 to 12 noon, Saturday, April 11, 2015 at Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes, 218 South Market St., Galion, Ohio 44833 where services will be held at 12 noon on Saturday with Pastor Ann Hunter officiating. Burial will be in Leesville Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church in care of the funeral home.

Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes in Galion is honored to serve the family of Margaret Eckert, and condolences may be made to them at

  • Mrs. MARGARET Eckert, . You will be missed by everyone and you and Ike were a fun, enjoyable and delightful family to enhance our lives with especially the many fishing trips we made to Lake Erie and the many perch and walleye that we caught. God bless you,your families and many friends. DON and Priscilla (Pete) Durbin

  • Tony and I would like to send our thoughts and prayers to all of you. Tony has very fond memories of Margaret, may she rest in peace.

  • To the families of Margaret,
    Max and I send our love and sympathy to all of you in the loss of your loved one.
    Many years have passed since we grew up together in Crawford County.
    We are still in Texas so will not be able to come to calling yours.
    Will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
    Sincerely, Max and Ruby (Crissinger ) Cover

  • Dear Connie, Bonnie,, Doug and Families,

    Doris and I send our deep sympathy in the loss of your Mother and a dear friend of our Community. Please know that we care.
    Jack and Doris Roseberry and Families

  • May God be with all of you during this most difficult time. Margaret will be missed very much. God bless all of you.

  • So sorry to hear of Margaret’s passing. She was a lovely woman. So many memories of growing up in Leesville with her and her family.

  • To the Family, I was so glad to have work with Mom Eckert at Penny’s back in the 70’s. She came into my life at a very important time. She was so easy to talk to about my senior year of high school and being newly married after high school. She and Mrs.Gay and Mrs. Nickell were so much fun to work with. She will be missed by many. You were all so lucky to have her for so many years. I have now lost my TWO Moms, as my Mom died last Saturday the 25th. Two more special angels are now in Heaven surrounded by all the love and joy that we are waiting to enjoy.Thinking of all of you.