Albert “Swede” Eckman died May 29 in Carson City, Nev.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m., June 6, at Sierra Nevada Lawn, 459 Hollow Way in Nevada City.

Mr. Eckman was born August 19, 1910, in West Jordan, Utah. In the winter of 1932, he and three friends hopped a train and came to Nevada City looking for work in the gold mines. To those who knew him in Nevada City, he was known as the “miner.” He worked in most of the mines in the Gold Country and shared his adventures with his friends and family, both young and old. Anyone who was lucky enough to shake his hand could not doubt his strength. His love of the Gold Country and its people allowed him to tell wonderful stories of hardship and happiness. We will all miss that rye smile, the twinkle in his eyes as he spoke of times past, the good food and good cheer he shared with all.

He met and married his dear wife Helen S. Foster, a graduate of Nevada Union High School, in 1938. She passed away in 1989.

Mr. Eckman is survived by his four children, nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

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