J. D. Eckert
James David “J.D.” Eckert, 66, of Banner, WY, died on Tuesday, September 27, 2016, in Billings, MT, from injuries from a horseback accident on September 10, 2016.J.D. was born on April 8, 1950, in Topeka, KS, to parents David John Jr. and Lucy Jane (Patterson) Eckert. He married Elizabeth Sales on March 14, 1992, at the First United Methodist Church in Buffalo, WY.J.D. enjoyed bull riding, the outdoors, music, hunting, fishing, camping, laughing and bacon. He especially loved his family. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Buffalo and was on the Water Board Commission for Willow Park Reservoir.J.D. was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth of Banner, children, April (Danny) Wolters, Phoenix, AZ, Ivy Eckert of Topeka, KS, Jaison (Jolee) Eckert of Topeka, KS, sister, Rebecca Eckert of Wellington, CO, grandchildren, D.J., Caleb, Jayden, Xander, Cuashan, Marquis, Jonah, Emmerson, great grandchild, Macario and father-in-law, Ralph Sales of Topeka, KS.An outdoor Celebration of Life will be at 2:00 P.M., on Saturday, October 1, 2016, at the Lek Ranch hay field, 333 Wagon Box Rd, Banner (Exit 44 to Fort Phil Kearney – 2 miles west) with Reverend Jung officiating. A Pot Luck reception will be held. Bring a dish and a funny story to share.Memorials to honor J.D. can be made to St. Jude Children\'s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105, or to the First United Methodist Church, 132 N. Adams, Buffalo, WY 82834.Kane Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.