Gregory Alan Eckardt, born June 17, 1958, in Detroit’s Women’s Hospital.
Greg went to be with his heavenly Father on Sept. 29, 2017.
He is survived by his wife, Elaine, his mother-in-law Robin Karis and brother, Gordon (Cheryl) and his sister Sue Bansamir (Jens) , his nieces Tess O’Neill and Elaine O’Neill and nephew Patrick O’Neil and his parents Constance and Theodore of Hot Springs Village, Ark.  
He was predeceased by his grandparents Edward and Corrine Goosen, and Greg is also predeceased by his grandparents, Albert and Ruth Eckardt
Greg graduated from Romeo, Mich., High School and went on to graduate at Northern Michigan University.
He then joined the U.S. Marines and graduated, Military Police, at the Marine Corps Base in Quantico, Va.
After serving his country, he married Elaine and retired to live with his wife in Gaylord, Mich.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Christ Lutheran Church of Hot Springs Village or Habitat for Humanity.