Bert E. Williams (Eckert), age 78, born February 7, 1941, in Grand Rapids, Minnesota and died June 27, 2019, at Bentonville Circle of Life Hospice in Bentonville, Arkansas.

Bert served in the US Army as a qualified sharp shooter and parachutist. He was a wonderful brother, husband and father. Bert always extended a helping hand; he was a coach, a hunter, and a builder. He was deeply loved by all who knew him and is more deeply missed in his passing.

Preceded in death by wife, Kirby; former wife, Mary; sons, David Matthews and Jeffery Matthews; and grandson, Josh Matthews.

Survived by sisters, Phyllis Dwyer, Carolyn Leeseberg, Susan Eckert (Kathy Brown); children, Frank, Jim, Ron and Paul Williams, Patrick, Ann, John and William Matthews; and many other family and friends.

Interment on July 21, 2019 at 1 p.m. at Lakeview Cemetery in Coleraine, Minnesota.