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Marvin Leslie Ecklund, 76, of Independence, Missouri passed away April 8, 2017. Mr. Ecklund was born December 13, 1940 in Kansas City, Missouri to Leslie and Dorothy Ecklund.
Marv was an artist at heart. He was super creative and able to work in any medium. He could draw, paint, sculpt, weld and was able to master any craft that piqued his interest. In later years, he designed and built custom wood furniture. He lived a fairly simple life with simple pleasures. He had a passion for muscle cars and being a master mechanic. He always kept his own cars and like everything else in his life they were spotless, clean, and in perfect working order.
He was clever, witty, had an easy outgoing personality, and was always happy to share his talents with friends, neighbors, and strangers alike. One could always depend on him to lend a skilled, steady hand whenever they needed help getting something done right.
His philosophy in life was to stay busy and not dwell too deeply.
He leaves behind his sisters; Sonja and Holly, his children whom he loved dearly; Misti, Brett, and Gregory, and their mother Sandra.