Duane Lee Eckhoff

Duane Lee Eckhoff

February 12, 1942 – June 2, 2021

VISITATION: Monday, June 7th from 6pm to 8pm at the West Center Chapel.  FUNERAL SERVICE: Tuesday, June 8th at 11am at the West Center Chapel.

To view a live broadcast of the Funeral Service, please go to www.heafeyheafey.com and click on the “View Live Cast” button on our home page.


Duane Eckhoff of Papillion, Nebraska, age 79, died Wednesday, June 2, 2021.  He is survived by wife, Beverly; son, Brad Eckhoff (Anna); daughter, Brenda Rumery (Matthew); granddaughters, Abbie and Katie Rumery; sisters, Betty Rozeboom (Glenn), Bev DeJager (Harold).

Duane was born February 12, 1942, to Harry and Hilda Eckhoff of Wellsburg, Iowa.  He graduated from Wellsburg High School in 1959.  Duane proudly served his country in the United States Army from 1963 to 1966 in Engineering Equipment Mechanics.  He was stationed in France for 2 ½ years where he served on an Army Inspection Team of bases in Europe.  He retired from the University of Nebraska at Omaha grounds crew in 2004.

Memorials are suggested to Cornerstone Christian School, Bellevue, NE or Ralston Schools Foundation, Ralston, NE.


  • Bryan and Tammy Weis Posted June 2, 2021 8:03 pm

    Our deepest condolences and sympathy to the Eckhoff family. We wish you all God’s peace and blessings during this time.

  • Christie Lucas Posted June 3, 2021 7:23 am

    Bev, So sorry for your loss of Duane

  • Joel Scholten Posted June 3, 2021 8:52 am

    Bev, Brad, Brenda and family- I am so sorry for your loss. I have such fond memories of your family visiting us on the farm and Duane cracking jokes and his big smile. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Love , Joel

  • Amy McFarland Posted June 3, 2021 4:11 pm

    Bev, Brad, & Brenda, My mom & I send our deepest condolences. I remember playing with Brenda when I was a little girl. You were such wonderful neighbors. Our thoughts & prayers are with you at this time.

  • Doug and Claudia Coffey Posted June 4, 2021 9:27 am

    I just read this morning where Duane had died. Keeping you all in our prayers. He was such a gentle soul and LOVED his smile!!!

  • Margaret Fox Posted June 5, 2021 8:08 am

    Love and sympathy Bev and family. If there are Maid Rites in Heaven, Duane will find them!

  • Norm &Diane Krediet Posted June 8, 2021 10:50 am

    Many great memories of you and Duane. So sorry for your loss and we hope to see you under better circumstances sometime. We send our love to you and your family. Thank you for streaming we got to be there at the service through the computer. Thanks again. Norm and Diane Krediet

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