Mrs. Kermit R. Eckhardt nee Irene Laverne Ketron of Fredericksburg, Texas passed away on Thursday, July 19th, 2012 in the Knopp Healthcare & Rehab Center in Fredericksburg at the age of 81 years. She was born August 8th, 1930 in Fredericksburg, Texas the daughter of Edwin O. Ketron and Sophie Naria Romilda Kneese Ketron. She graduated from Fredericksburg High School in 1947. On July 31, 1954 she was married to Kermit Eckhardt. She was employed by the United Telephone Company and General Telephone Company in Fredericksburg, later worked as a certified dispatcher for Gillespie County Law Enforcement from June 1987 until she retired on April 27, 2002.
Irene is survived by the following her husband, Kermit of Fredericksburg
One daughter, one son & spouses, Dana & Bruce Pyka and Mark & Catherine Eckhardt all of Fredericksburg.
Grandchildren, Ryan Pyka, Shaun Pyka, Dylan Pyka and Lauren Pyka
Funeral services for Irene Eckhardt will be held on Monday, July 23rd, 2012 at 10:00 A. M. in the chapel of the Schaetter Funeral Home in Fredericksburg, with Dr. Don Higginbotham officiating.
Graveside services and interment will follow in the Greenwood Cemetery in Fredericksburg.
Those who so desire may make memorial contributions in her memory to Gillespie County 100 Club, Hill Country Memorial Hospice, or to the charity of their choice.
Visitation for Irene Eckhardt will be on Sunday afternoon from 3 to 5:00 P. M. and on Monday from 7:30 to 10:00 A. M. in the Schaetter Funeral Home in Fredericksburg.
Expressions of sympathy may be sent at www.schaetter.com.