Richard L. Eckberg, 92, the father of Father Joseph Eckberg, pastor of St. Mary Parish Derby-Rose Hill, died April 6.

Services were held Thursday, April 12, at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Wichita.

Mr. Eckberg was born on July 9, 1925, in Bellingham, Washington. A veteran of World War II, he worked for an insurance company until 1952 when he joined the FBI. He served the bureau in Washington, D. C., Denver, Minneapolis, Sioux Falls, Kansas City, and Wichita.

His wife of nearly 69 years, Jannette M. (Novak), preceded him in death.

Other children include Timothy and Thomas, and Mary Kay Rott, all of Wichita; Christina Norell, of Finlayson, Minnesota; 13 grandchildren and 42 great-grandchildren.

He was buried in the Resurrection Cemetery Mausoleum in Wichita.