Dennis L. Eckerman “Denny”, 65, of Fort Dodge passed away Friday, November 30, 2018 at the Paula J. Baber Hospice Home.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at the Laufersweiler-Sievers Funeral Home and then a Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church with Rev. Patrick Behm officiating. Burial will follow at Corpus Christi Cemetery. A visitation will take place Tuesday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home with a Rosary at 4:00 p.m. and a Vigil at 7:00 p.m.

Dennis is survived by his children, Becky (Dr. Dan) Summerfield of Rochester, Minnesota; Dr. Cindy (Travis) VanSickler; Eric Eckerman both of Fort Dodge; mother, Mary Eckerman of Fort Dodge; siblings, Bruce (Kathy) Eckerman of Cedar Rapids; Mike Eckerman of Des Moines; Christine (Bill) Cannon of Eagan, MN; Terry (Sharon) Eckerman of Des Moines; and numerous, nieces and nephews.

Dennis is preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy in 2011 and father, Ray Eckerman.

Dennis Leo Eckerman was born June 18, 1953 in Fort Dodge. He graduated from Saint Edmond High School in 1972. On June 8, 1985, Dennis was united in marriage to Dorothy Rolling and the couple established their home in Fort Dodge. Dennis was employed by the Fort Dodge Community School System as a custodian for 35 years.

He worked for a period of time for Hy-Vee, following his retirement from the school system and went into full retirement in 2015. He was a devoted member of the Holy Trinity Catholic Church and took pride in volunteering in any capacity he could, as well as being a recess volunteer for Saint Edmond Elementary School. Denny genuinely loved just being around people and appreciated all the friendships he developed after his wife passed away. He will be remembered by all as a faithful, hard-working, and fun-loving man.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be left to the discretion of the family or to the Paula J. Baber Hospice Home.