Raymond Eckman, age 48, of Golden Valley passed away October 3, 2007 at his home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Sunday, October 7th at Strike Funeral Home – Isanti Chapel. A visitation will be held 1 hour prior to the funeral Sunday at the funeral home. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Mora.
Raymond Vernon Eckman was born February 24, 1959 in Ventura, California to Vernon and Amarylis Eckman. His family moved to Minnesota and he graduated from Brainerd High School. They later moved to North Branch and he then moved to the Twin Cities. Raymond was employed by Liberty Carton in Golden Valley for the past 15 years. Raymond enjoyed time with his children and grandchildren. His family was his life. He also enjoyed playing the guitar, electronics and working on cars.
Raymond passed away unexpectedly at his home on October 3, 2007 at the age of 48 years, 7 months and 9 days.
He is survived by 4 children, Sean Eckman and Allisson Anderson of Cambridge, Sherri (Shawn) Englund of Evansville, Minnesota, Tara Eckman and Greg Viskoe of North Branch, and Jamie Eckman and Luke Hatfield of North Branch; 10 grandchildren; 6 brothers, Eugene (Vicki) Eckman, Bob Eckman, Joe (Janine) Eckman, Tom (Valerie) Tyson, Gary (Vicki) Howe, and John (Diane) Eckman; 3 sisters, Elaine (Charlie) Nelson, Mona (Kurt) Wideen, and Cindy (Trent) Alexander; and by many other relatives and friends.