January 21, 2003 ~ October 11, 2018
Born in: St. Paul, Minnesota
Resided in: Golden, Colorado
It is with great sadness that we announce the untimely death of our Son, Robbie Dee Eckert.
Robbie was 15 years old and a Sophomore at Lakewood High School. He was a great student excelling in all his classes, especially Math. Robbie could typically be found at home in the pool or on the courts playing the two sports he loved deeply, Swimming and Tennis. Surrounded by his friends at meets and at matches he was full of joy. Robbie brought so much joy and happiness to those around him. The past two summers he taught young golfers through First Tee of Denver and young swimmers at Rolling Hills Country Club. Seeing his students success always brought a smile to his face and when they failed his compassion shown through and gave them hope. This past week he was talking about what he wanted to study in college and researching cars for when he got his driver’s license in January. Robbie will always be remembered for his grace, kindness to others, wit and joyful presence. He was always looking out for others and putting them before himself.
Despite his gift of bringing love and joy to others, Robbie was suffering in the darkness, battling privately with incredible pain. He succumbed to the silent illness of depression and took his own life at our home this past Thursday.
If you are suffering from depression or need support, please reach out immediately to:
Jefferson Center for Mental Health: 303-425-0300 or jcmh.org
Colorado Crisis Service: 844-493-8255 or coloradocrisisservices.org
If you have a concern about others and want to get them help please call 877-542-7233 or report online at safe2tell.org.
Robbie is survived by his parents, Jason & Kari Eckert; sister, Elizabeth; grandparents, Dan & Jessica Eckert and Barbara Johnson; aunts and uncles, Tanya & Luke Kahl and Brian & Katie Johnson; and cousins, Bailey, Pitch, Carly, Faith & John.
The family will receive friends and family during visitation on Monday, October 15, 2018, from 4:00 – 7:00 PM, at Horan & McConaty Family Chapel, 3101 South Wadsworth Boulevard, in Lakewood, Colorado 80227.
Funeral Services honoring Robbie will be on Tuesday, October 16, 2018, beginning at 11:00 AM, with visitation one hour prior, at Red Rocks Community Church – Lakewood Campus, 5810 West Alameda Avenue, Lakewood, Colorado 80226.
In lieu of flowers, Robbie’s family would ask you to make a donation to Robbie’s Hope Foundation. Robbie’s Hope was established to provide support to our local resources in an effort to broaden and deepen the awareness of depression and suicide prevention in our local schools. You can donate at https://www.gofundme.com/robbieshope or make a check payable to Robbie’s Hope.
Please share your memories of Robbie and condolences with his family by signing the guestbook below.
The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Robbie Dee Eckert's name.