The Life of Lori A. Eck

Lori A. (Turner) Eck, 58, of Mertztown, died peacefully, surrounded by her loving family in her home, Wednesday, July 27, 2022.  Lori was the loving wife of John L. Eck.  They were married August 30, 1986.  Born in Allentown, Lori is a daughter of Dorothy L. D. (Keim) Turner, Rockland Township, and the late Raymond C. Turner.  Lori was a member of New Jerusalem Lutheran Church, Rockland Township.

Lori was a graduate of Brandywine Heights Area School District, Class of 1980.  Following high school, Lori started her working career as a sewing machine operator at Adidas, Kutztown.  Lori then transitioned to The Lutheran Home at Topton, as a Nurse's Aide and remained in that position for over 30 years.

Lori enjoyed gardening, baking and making candy.  She often shared her baked treats with friends and family. She also enjoyed renovating and decorating her home.  Lori enjoyed traveling or a day-trip, but she enjoyed coming home just as much.

In addition to her husband of 35 years, Jack, and her mother, Lori is survived by her sons: Nicholas K. Eck, Northampton; and Brandon I. Eck, at home; stepson, Brent C. Eck, Mertztown; step daughters: Shannon N. (Eck) Thomas, Salisbury Township; and Tonya A. (Eck) Farber, Tamaqua.  Other survivors include brothers:  Allen Turner, Rockland Township; Sherwood Turner, Oley; Dean Turner, Rockland Township; and Keith Turner, Delaware.

A funeral service to honor and celebrate Lori's life will be held on Wednesday, August 3, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. from Ludwick Funeral Homes and Cremation Care, Inc., 333 Greenwich Street, Kutztown, with The Reverend Tyler Perry, officiating.  Interment in New Jerusalem Union Cemetery, Rockland Township.  Relatives and friends are invited to a viewing on Wednesday, from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m in the funeral home.

Flowers may be sent or contributions may be made in loving memory of Lori to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 6704, Hagerstown, MD 21741.

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Ludwick Funeral Homes and Cremation Care, Inc., Kutztown, is in charge of arrangements.  Memories and condolences may be shared at

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I will forever remember you and your contagious laugh, my friend. I'm so grateful we had this time together. Fly high sweet spirit. 💞

Posted by Shelly E on 07/28/2022


She was a sweet and beautiful person. Always a kind and caring coworker 💕 

Posted by Diane M on 07/29/2022


Lori was pure sunshine!  She always had a smile on her face and kindess in her heart.  I am blessed to have known her.  She was an incredible baker, mother, wife, and friend.  May her wings be made of pure gold. Rest easy my friend.  

Posted by Daryn K on 07/29/2022

Will never forget

Such a wonderful person.  Always had a beautiful looking house and yard with beautiful flowers and decor. The one funny thing i will never forget is going to the movies in kutztown. We were around 13. My dad would drive us out there, wait till we went in and then come back to pick us up. The one time we tried to get in and it was " Animal House" "R", they told us we needed parental permission to get in.  I quickly ran out to my dad and got him to tell them it was ok to let us in.  He had no idea what we were going to see.  Lol!

Love and prayers to all of Lori's family. May God bless you with comfort, peace and strength.


Susan(sue weidner) Cole

Posted by Susan C on 08/02/2022