Eckstorm, Roland T., Plano, TX, Formerly of Saginaw, MI

Passed away Wednesday, July 31, 2013, in Dallas, TX. Age 79 years. Roland was born on February 14, 1934, in Saginaw, to the late Theodore A. and Edna M. (Voight) Eckstorm. He married Ruth E. Leinberger on July 31, 1954, in Saginaw. She survives him. Prior to his retirement in 1994, Roland had been employed for 34 years with AT&T as a systems engineer, then with EDS for another eight years. Prior to their move to Plano, TX, he was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church, then transferring to Faith Lutheran Church in Plano, TX. Roland was a graduate of Arthur Hill High School, and received his Bachelorís degree from Saginaw Valley State University. Surviving besides his wife, Ruth, are their two sons and their spouses, Mark (Sue) Eckstorm, Saginaw; Brian (Kellee) Eckstorm, Corinth, TX; four grandchildren, Alex Eckstorm, New York, NY; Taylor, Kristopher and Jordan Eckstorm, Corinth, TX; sister and brother-in-law, Virginia (Robert) Hegler, Saginaw, MI; sisters-in-law, Linda Eckstorm, Houghton Lake, MI; Karen (Michael) Lutenske, Bay City, MI; brothers-in-law, Arthur (Charlotte) Leinberger, Saginaw, MI; Orville Spencer, Liberty, KY; many nieces and nephews. He was also predeceased by his brother, Clarence Eckstorm, and his sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Lois Miller Spenser and Carl Miller. The Celebration of Rolandís life will be shared in a Memorial Service at Faith Lutheran Church, Plano, TX and then at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 808 Weiss in Saginaw, on Thursday, August 8, 2013, with visitation with the family from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., with the Memorial Service to begin at 11:00 a.m. A private family committal service will follow in Bethlehem Lutheran Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be given to Faith Lutheran Church, Plano, TX or Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Saginaw, MI. Memories and sympathies of Roland may be shared with the family on his memorial website at