Rosetta Eckstein of Elgin died Oct. 22, 2006, at the Evergreen Rehabilitation and Retirement Center in Milton-Freewater. She was 76.
Mrs. Eckstein was born July 20, 1930, in LaGrande to Ernest and Lillian Knight. She moved with her family to Wallowa where she grew up and attended schools. After her schooling she moved to California for a time where she worked as a waitress and bartender. She returned to Wallowa to raise her family. Mrs. Eckstein did in-home caregiving while in Wallowa and continued working until 1996 when ill health forced her to retire. She married Leland "Sonny" Eckstein in Nevada in 1979. She enjoyed jigsaw puzzles, mushroom hunting, fishing and collecting glasses and cups. She was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
Mrs. Eckstein is survived by her husband Sonny; three daughters Nadine Onstot of Milton-Freewater, Christine Wold of Albany and Carolyn Anderson of Wallowa; a son Dennis M. Callopy of Wisconsin; two step-sons Brad and Richard Eckstein both of LaGrande; two step-daughters Shirley Hensley of LaGrande and Shannon Toy of Elgin; brother Raymond Knight of The Dalles; 16 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by son Richard Callopy, stepson Mark Eckstein and brother Joe Knight.
Graveside services will be Oct. 27, 2006, at 11a.m. at the Elgin Cemetery with Pastor Steve Gilmore officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association through the Munselle-Rhodes Funeral Home, 902 S. Main, Milton-Freewater, OR 97862.