Stoddard Funeral Home & Sunset Memorial Gardens

3205 West 28Th Street, Greeley, CO


Katheryn E. Eckhardt

February 11, 1917August 31, 2019

Katheryn Eckhardt Feb. 11, 1917-Aug. 31, 2019

Katheryn Elizabeth (Kurtz) Eckhardt passed away at Bonell Hospice of Greeley on August 31, 2019, at the age of 102.

Katheryn was born February 11, 1917 to William and Eva Katherine (Rutz) Kurtz in Windsor, Co., where she attended Windsor schools, and was baptized and confirmed in the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church.

She married Charlie Eckhardt (1909-1988) on March 28, 1936. The couple soon settled in the Ault area, where they farmed together for 47 years and raised their three children, Charles Lee, Larry James, and Patricia Ann. They resided on the family farm until Charlie’s passing in 1988, enjoying 52 years of marriage. Following his death, Katheryn lived in Greeley for several years with her daughter Patricia, then in Ault again, and finally spent her last few years at Bonell.

During her long life, Katheryn enjoyed cooking, sewing, cross-stitching quilts, gardening, watching the Broncos, and spending time with her family. She was a strong lady, who took great pride in living independently for most of her years. Her family will forever miss her delicious homemade noodles and butterballs, sour pickles, and German chocolate cakes.

She is survived by her son, Charles (Cecilia); 6 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and 4 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie; son, Larry; daughter, Patricia; grandson, Michael; as well as her parents and siblings.

Funeral service will be held 2 pm, Thursday, September 5, 2019 in Greeley at Stoddard Funeral Home, with interment at Sunset Memorial Gardens. After graveside service, please join the family back at Stoddard for a reception with a light meal.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Paul’s Congregational Church in Greeley, CO.


  • Charles and Cecilia, Son & Daughter-In-Law
  • Katheryn is also survived by 6 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and 4 great-great-grandchildren.

  • Jeff Eckhardt
  • Daven Eckhardt
  • John Eckhardt
  • Pat Halbach
  • Michael Thompson


  • Funeral Service Thursday, September 5, 2019
  • Interment Thursday, September 5, 2019


Katheryn E. Eckhardt

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Mary and Gary Whitman

September 4, 2019

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family John during this time of sorrow. Let your grandma live again through all the memories she left you, share them and smile.

Stacy Connell

September 3, 2019

To the most beautiful women I know my Grandma. I love you and will always treasure the stories and long talks we had over the last years of your life. I am so blessed to of been able to take care of you and see your journey to the end. My favorite story is the one about you capping the homemade wine and how you and your sisters would drink the bubbles. Your face would light up ❤️❤️
Love and light Stacy