John R. Eckdahl

Feb. 9, 1954 - Jan. 8, 2008

John R. Eckdahl of Norfolk, Va., died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2008, at age 53. John was born in Waukesha on Feb. 9, 1954, the son of Norman and Barbara Eckdahl.

John served in the U.S. Navy during the Gulf War as a first class petty officer on the USS John F. Kennedy. John worked in administration for the Norfolk School System.

John will be sadly missed by his mother, Barbara Eckdahl; sisters, Anne and Jeanne Eckdahl; and his nephew, Erik. He will also be missed by his friends and colleges in Norfolk.

John was preceded in death by his father, Norman.

A graveside service for John will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14, at Pilgrimís Rest Cemetery.

Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Preplanning Services is serving the family. For further information, call 542-6609, or for an online obituary, directions or to leave a condolence, go to