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October 20, 2013

Damien Eckstein

NORMAN — A Mass of Christian Burial for Mr. Damien Eckstein, 25, of Moore, will begin at 10 a.m. Monday at Saint Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church, 3939 West Tecumseh Road in Norman.

A Prayer Vigil service will begin at 6 p.m. Sunday, also at Saint Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church.

The Eckstein family will greet friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Havenbrook Funeral Home, 3401 Havenbrook Street in Norman.

Damien Lee Eckstein was born June 2, 1988, in Spartanburg, S.C., the son of Jim and Conni (Ohler) Eckstein. He passed away Monday, Oct. 14, 2013, in Oklahoma City. Damien moved to Norman in 1993 with his mother, Conni and brother, Tim where he attended the Norman Public Schools, graduating from Norman High School in 2006.

He enlisted into the United States Army Reserves and deployed to Iraq with the 302nd MP Company from Grand Prairie, Texas. Damien proudly served in Mosul, Iraq, surviving an IED explosion, patrolling the streets of Mosul and training the Iraqi military.

Damien was united in marriage to Miss Tiffany Powell on Aug. 12, 2008, in the backyard of his mother’s home in Norman. Damien and Tiffany made their home in Moore where they were devoted in caring for their three beautiful children, Drake, Aubree, and Blaine.

After his return from Iraq, Damien was employed with Sign-A-Rama of Oklahoma City.

Damien is survived by his wife, Tiffany and their three children of the home; his mother, Conni Eckstein of Norman; his father, Jim Eckstein and his fiancée Terri Stewart and her children, Kyle and Jenna of Spartanburg, S.C.; one brother, Tim Eckstein of Moore; his mother-in-law, Cynthia Crusha and her husband Leon of Pawnee; his father-in-law, Terry Powell and his wife Elleesha of Oklahoma City; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and numerous friends.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Gordon and Vivian Ohler and his paternal grandparents, William and Phyllis Eckstein.

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