Earl R. Eckman
Earl R. Eckman, well known Culver resident, retired Thursday,Dec. 30, from the staff of the local Post Office after 30
years and 8 months of service. Mr. Eckman and his wife, the former Margaret Bolin, reside at 440 W. Jefferson St., Culver .
Starting his postal career in May, 1935, Mr. Eckman was the only member of the present staff who had worked in the old Post
Office Building which was located at the present site of The State Exchange Bank.
"Eck," as he is affectionately known by his fellow employees and many friends, has been very active in civic, church, and community
affairs. He is a member of the Grace United Church of Christ, where he served as a member of the consistory, and is a charter member
and past president of the Culver Lions Club.
On Thursday morning at the Post Office Mr. Eckman was presented a Certificate of Service from the Postmaster General as well as a
commendatory letter from Postmaster E. Wayne Mattox stating that his punctuality, devotion to duties, and activity in civic affairs made h im a credit
to the Postal Service.
Mr. Eckman was honored by his fellow employees at a dinner at the Wil-Wood Cafe in Leiters F o r d on Tuesday evening, Jan. 4,
which was attended by 28 friends.
Norman M. Scruggs has been promoted to fill his position at the Post Office and Mr. Eckman's plans for the future include pursuing
his many hobbies and civic activities.