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Gary Vincent Eck

March 14, 1970 — August 14, 2021

Gary Vincent Eck, of Oshkosh, passed away at the young age of 51 after a brief illness. His wife Patty, daughter Lauren and son Austin were by his side. Gary was born in Chicago on March 14, 1970 to Jack & Kathy (Snezeck) Eck. Gary, along with his mom, dad and older brother Bill, moved to Green Bay in 1979.

Gary started his career in the Elevator Industry in 1988 and was a proud member of the International Union of Elevator Constructors, Local 15 for 33 years, where he contributed by teaching classes. He lived his faith and truly “Impacted!” (men’s ministry group), the lives of those around him. When someone had a problem or a need he was always there. He was an active member of River Valley Church in Oshkosh.

Gary is survived by his beloved wife of 31 3/4 years, Patty (Bade) Eck; loving children, Lauren (Matt Schmunk) and Austin (Toni) Eck; “yittle” dog, Lily “Yee”; mother and father, Kathy and Jack Eck; brother, Bill (Melinda Belanger) Eck; sisters-in-law, Sherry (Gene) Schnurr & Sandra (Mike) Affarano; nieces and nephews, Erin Brannagan, Zachary & Kyle Affarano, Jonathan (Lanita), and Brittany Eck, Sarah (Daniel) Newdiger, Maria, and Ashley Eck; numerous great-nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by grandparents: Catherine (Feeney) & Vincent Snezeck, and Millie (Phelps) & William Eck; mother and father-in-law, Patricia (Mitchell) and Donald Bade, Sgt. U.S. Army; nephew, Mikey Affarano; sister and brother-in-law, Sue and Bill “Red” Brannagan; aunt and uncle, Carol (Snezeck) & Uncle Hank Kopka, U.S.Army, MP.

A visitation will be held at Konrad-Behlman Funeral Home-Westside, 100 Lake Pointe Dr. on Saturday, August 21, 2021 from 11:00 AM until 4:00 PM. A celebration of life will follow at 5:00 PM at River Valley Church, 1331 High Ave.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial will be established.

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Service Schedule

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Saturday, August 21, 2021

11:00am - 4:00 pm (Central time)

Konrad-Behlman Funeral Homes - Westside

100 Lake Pointe Drive, Oshkosh, WI 54904

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Saturday, August 21, 2021

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