Bedford – Merilyn Jo Eckert, 85, of Bedford, passed away on Monday, July 25, 2022 at Westview Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. Born March 15, 1937, in South Bend, Indiana, she was the daughter of Paul and Helen (Rajski) Hold. She married Albert Eckert and he preceded her in death. She was a homemaker and believer in Christ. Merilyn loved animals, gardening, dancing, music and taking care of those in need. Surviving are three daughters, Lana Eckert and fiancé Victor Richart of Granger, IN, Heidi Frantom of Hannibal, Missouri, Tami Eckert of Bedford, three sons, Brian Eckert (Theresa) New Carlisle, IN, Addam Eckert (Kimberly) of Springville, IN and Joshua Eckert of New Carlisle, IN, a sister, Mandy Manges of Sun City, AZ. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two sons, Scott Eckert and Craig Eckert and a brother, Richard Hold. No services are scheduled.