Wayne Edward Eckstein

August 7, 1970 ~ August 25, 2021 (age 51)


Age 51, of New Brighton, MN. Passed away unexpectedly on August 25, 2021, at his home.

He is preceded in death by his father, Gene August Eckstein; brother, Mark Graser; and grandparents.

Wayne is survived by his mother, Janice Louise Anderson Pulford, Elk River, MN; siblings, Ricky (Vickie) Graser, Coon Rapids, MN; Kevin Graser, Winter Haven, FL; Gene (Heather) Eckstein, Big Lake, MN; and Julie Eckstein, Fargo, ND; numerous nieces & nephews, other family and friends.

Wayne was born August 7, 1970, in Bemidji, MN. He graduated from Bagley High School in 1988. He worked for many years as a custodian with Osseo Schools. Before then, he was owner of Smart Skate in Bemidji, MN, and ran a small business, Mr. Blinkie. He always had a smile to share and loved to joke around with family and friends.

A Celebration of Wayne’s Life will be from 12:00-2:00PM on Saturday, October 9, 2021, at Dare’s Funeral Home, 805 Main St, Elk River, with remembrances at 1:00PM.

Burial will be at Bagley City Cemetery on Sunday, October 10, 2021 at 1:00PM.  Following the interment, family and friends will gather at Fireside Grill and Patio in Bagley, Minnesota from 2:00 - 5:00PM.


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Celebration of Life
October 9, 2021

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Dare's Funeral & Cremation Services
805 Main Street NW
Elk River, Minnesota 55330

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