Gene Eckel Obituary, Death – The Phi Delta Theta fraternity and the Nebraska Alpha chapter mourn the loss of Gene Eckel, a beloved member, a dedicated leader, and a true friend. Gene’s passing leaves a void that can never be filled, but his legacy will continue to inspire and guide the fraternity and its members. Gene Eckel was more than just a resident of Omaha, Nebraska; he was a devoted member of Phi Delta Theta, particularly the Nebraska Alpha chapter.
His commitment and passion for the fraternity were evident in his tireless efforts to revive and elevate the Nebraska Alpha chapter in the early 2000s. Single-handedly, he played a pivotal role in resurrecting the chapter, turning it into a powerhouse within the Phi Delta Theta fraternity. Throughout his tenure and beyond, Gene displayed unwavering care and dedication to the chapter and its leadership. His belief in the fraternity’s values and mission was truly remarkable.
It was this passion that made it an easy decision for him to succeed as province president in 2012, a role he executed with grace and excellence. However, beyond his contributions to Phi Delta Theta, Gene Eckel was a cherished friend and a loyal companion. Those who had the privilege of knowing him understood the depth of his kindness, compassion, and genuine concern for others. He brought people together and fostered a sense of unity within the fraternity.
As we mourn Gene’s passing, we are reminded of his enduring passion for Phi Delta Theta and the Nebraska Alpha chapter. We honor his memory by carrying on his dedication and love for the fraternity. His spirit lives on in each member, motivating us to ensure the continued success and prosperity of Nebraska Alpha, a cause that was so close to his heart. Rest in peace, Gene Eckel, our dear friend and brother. Your legacy will forever be etched in the annals of Phi Delta Theta, and your memory will inspire generations to come. Heaven has gained a true Phi, and we find solace in knowing that you are at peace.