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Wanda Lynne Eckels
Wanda Lynne Eckels
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Wanda Eckels, age 63, of Grand Haven, passed away Sunday, November 28, 2021, at Mercy Hospital in
Muskegon.
Wanda was born January 11, 1958, to Fred and Phyllis (Camp) Frietchen in Grand Haven. She married
Thomas Eckels on August 28, 1982; and together they raised their three children: Jennette, Rianna and
Christopher.
Wanda graduated from Spring Lake High School and worked as a Manufacturing Schedular at Dake for
37 years. She spent her leisure time walking her dogs, camping, feeding ducks, and spending time with
her granddaughter. She also was a big supporter and volunteer of the Grand Haven Band & Orchestra
programs.
Wanda is survived by her daughters, Jennette (Eric) Anderson and Rianna Eckels; her son, Christopher
(Alexandra) Eckels; her grandchildren: Ryan, Jason, Ethan, Leland, Hunter and Makenna; sisters: Kathy
(Dennis) Rice, Gigi (Tony) Green, and Bonnie (Bryan) Swiftney, all of Grand Haven; Aunt Elsie Campbell;
Aunt Willene Wiebenga; Aunt Deb Gustafson; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Wanda was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas, in 2015; son, Leland, in 1991, brother, Steve
Frietchen, in 2021, and parents.
There will be no memorial service at this time. Please sign the online guestbook to share memories or
leave condolences to the family.
Arrangements were made by Phoenix Crematory.

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  Wendy Sowa on Dec 3, 2021

I can remember when Wanda had a bingo game at Robert Hall years ago and Loved helping her there.. She was a hard worker and loved to be supportive to the Grand Haven Band Parents.. I am so sorry for your loss Rianna, Chris, and family.. I loved her so much.. She was a strong woman and would help anyone she could.. My heart goes out to u all.. Her smile lit the room and she was always down to earth.. She will be missed.. Love u guys so much..

L Linda Closs on Dec 3, 2021

Chris, I am so very sorry for your loss. My your moms love and happy memories fill your sadden heart. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. Linda Closs (ACEMCO)

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