Steve Eckland, age 63, of Milbank, died May 2 at Milbank Area Hospital-Avera.
Private family services will be held at a later date.
Steven Michael Eckland was born on November 24, 1957, in Scottsbluff, NE, to Leonard and Geraldine (Freof) Eckland. He graduated from Bismarck High School in Bismarck, ND. After high school, he attended school in Wyoming to learn welding. He worked on construction of many power plants, in different states, as a welder and pipe-fitter.
Steve is survived by his children: Nicole (Brandon) Prisinger of Milbank; Tomas Eckland of Milbank; Kevin Ball of Milbank; Trey Eckland of Milbank; grandchildren: Harley Davis, Brandon Forrette, Cameron Prisinger, Trent Eckland, Texlyn Eckland, Olivia Prisinger; siblings: Rick Eckland, Andy Eckland, Thomas Eckland, Stephanie Eckland; mother Geraldine Eckland; and former wife Karen Eckland.
He was preceded in death by his father, Leonard Eckland.