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Billy Eckstein

October 31, 1934 — June 11, 2015

Normal- Billy B. Eckstein, 80, of Normal, IL passed away at 7:30 AM on Thursday June 11, 2015 at his residence in Normal.

Funeral Services will be held at 2 PM on Monday,June 15, 2015 at Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in El Paso with Pastor Tony Callies officiating. Visitation will be held 2 hours prior to services from 12 - 2 PM at the funeral home and burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, El Paso.

He was born on October 31, 1934 in Belmont Township, IL a son of the late Bernard and Dorothy Stimpson Eckstein. He married Ruth Peters on November 3, 1960 in El Paso. She survives.

Also surviving are his daughters, Kay (Jack) Butcher, Normal; Melinda Thomas, Heyworth; grandchildren, Amber McWhorter, Kyle (Hannah) Kessinger, Brandon Kessinger; great grandson, Dylan McWhorter; brother, Roger Eckstein, Seymore, IN; sister, Dewana ( Dawn Tutt) Eckstein, Kankakee; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Tamera Eckstein.

Billy was a member of First Assembly of God, Normal.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to the Billy Eckstein Memorial Fund at US Bank 1401 S. Main St. Normal, IL 61761. Online condolences may be directed to his family at


JUN 15. 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (CDT)

Ruestman-Harris El Paso
40 West Main Street
El Paso, IL 61738-1561

Funeral Service

JUN 15. 2:00 PM (CDT)

Ruestman-Harris El Paso
40 West Main Street
El Paso, IL 61738-1561

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