Leo John Eck, Jr., 61 years old, passed away on July 18, 2021.  He was a resident of Colorado Springs, Colorado and was formerly a resident of Ulysses, Kansas.  Leo graduated from Ulysses High School and attended Garden City Community College.

Leo was an avid reader and a history buff who enjoyed listening to conservative talk radio.  He loved to fish and hunt; he also loved to visit family and friends.  Leo worked as a gas controller for Colorado Interstate Gas Company for over thirty years and previously worked for Douglas Roofing in Greeley, Colorado for seven years. 

He is survived by his brother, Dexter Paul Eck; his sister, Angela Marie Eck; his four nephews, Dustin L. Eck, Jacob G. Gantz, Joshua J. Gantz, Jamieson P. Gantz; his three great nieces, Avery Eck, Aubrey Eck, Jasmine Eck; and his two great nephews, Leo R. Gantz and Hayden Eck.  Leo is preceded in death by his parents, Leo John and Dorothy Mae (Meier) Eck, and his sister, Celeste Eck.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.  Inurnment will be private.

Memorials may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, https://www.woundedwarriorproject.org.

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  1. I am so sorry for your loss. Leo worked in Gas Control with my husband, Don Ward who died in January of this year. Don was very fond of Leo and would have been very sorry, also. My prayers are with your family at this difficult time.
    Margaret Ward

  2. I just heard about Leo’s passing. I wanted to let you know how sorry we are for our entire Lane family. We have fond memories of Leo and the Eck family from growing up in Leoti.

    Sincerely, Rob Lane and the Lane Family. (Ross, Kathy, Russ & Grant)

  3. I didn’t hear about Leo’s passing until a few months ago.. i worked with Leo for about 6 yrs in gas control (CIG days)… some of my fondest memories of my gas control time was working with Leo… he and I spent a lot of graveyard shifts together sitting in the dark we had great conversations about life. I remember Leo’s great sense of humor we shared some great laughs together the kind that come from the belly.. we were talking about a CIG secretary one night .. her name was Leva.. Leo said what if she married a guy with the last name of Me-a-Lona her name would be Leva -me – a-Lona i still laugh about that to this day.. well anyway i’ll always cherish my memories of Leo.. i really miss him he was great man… i will see him on the other side..

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