Timothy Robert Eckhardt
2021 — 2021
On October 14, 2021, Timothy Robert Eckhardt died of a short battle with cholangiocarcinoma. He was 69 years young. Born in 1952 in Yankton, South Dakota, Tim is the son of Ruth Marie and Lloyd Edward Eckhardt. He grew up in the Houston area and raised his five children in Texas, Colorado, Washington, and eventually, Blue Springs, Missouri, where he lived, worked, and played until his death. A lifelong machinist, Tim worked as a Product Inspector at Fike Corporation. He deeply enjoyed mentoring young machinists under his purview. He was also a top-of-his-class student of the Aviation Institute of Maintenance in Kansas City. Tim was spirited and sometimes mischievous. The open road often...