Joseph Austin Eckstein, 85, of Streator died Tuesday, July 16, 2013, at his home.
Cremation rites will be accorded. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements were handled by Elias Funeral Home, Streator. Memorials may be made to Helen Matthes Library, 100 E. Market Ave., Effingham, IL 62401.
Austin was a Korean War veteran. He was an Army scout with the 40th Division of the California National Guard. He taught mathematics for the Streator School District for 35 years.
He is survived by his wife, June; sons, Dr. William (Kathy) of Strasburg, Austin (Joyce) of Aledo, Texas, Alan (Annie) of Turlock, Calif.; daughters, Carol Elliott (Gary) of Arlington Heights, Jo Leslie (Dr. Scott) of Greensburg, Pa.; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
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