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Dina (Ecklebarger) Borneman

October 17, 1942 ~ August 18, 2023 (age 80) 80 Years Old


ELKHART- Dina Ecklebarger Borneman, 80, passed away August 20, 2023 at Greenleaf Healthcare.  She was born October 17, 1942, in Goshen to Walter and Mary (Roth) Ecklebarger.

  On February 23, 1979, she married David C. Borneman; he survives along with 8 children, Todd (Tish) Landrum, Matthew (Anne) Landrum, Brent (Andrea) Landrum, Jason (Lisa) Landrum, Adam (Shely) Landrum, Heather (Todd) Denton, Haley (Mike Deputy) Sullivan, Charley (Chelsey Vierick) Borneman, 22 grandchildren, Elly Landrum, Jenna Landrum, Mitchell Landrum, Alice Landrum, Evan Landrum, Avery Landrum, Asher Landrum, Gracie Landrum, Nolan Landrum, Vivian Landrum, Brian Landrum, Laura Landrum, Douglas Landrum, Megan Landrum, Jack Steele, Kate Steele, Claire Steele, Kennady Sullivan, Jesse Sullivan, Hope Sullivan, Josh Sullivan, and August Borneman.  Also surviving are 3 siblings, Dave Ecklebarger, Dawn Glassburn, Drue Ecklebarger, many nephews, nieces, cousins, in-laws and her Alaskan Malamute, Meeka.

  She was preceded in death by her parents, grandparents, Noble and Hazel Ecklebarger, Abraham and Lulu Roth, and the father of her children, Jeffry Landrum.

  Dina graduated in 1960 from Goshen High School, and from Indiana University in 1964 with a bachelor’s degree.  She went on to become a Dental Hygienist, was the Founder and President of the Elkhart County Fight Crime Fund, and a member of the Elcona Country Club.

  Since David came into her life, being the brave man who married a woman with 5 young boys, she decided that more than anything she was determined to raise a drug free family, which is where the Fight Crime Fund developed.  She enjoyed nature, the river, golfing, visiting Fort Myers Beach for over 45 years (20 of those years being a part-time resident), was an avid Indiana Basketball Fan, and above all else spending time making memories with her family.

   Dina would like to personally thank her family and friends for the love and support they provided, her husband for all the joy and laughter he brought to her life and would also like to remind everyone to “Love every day to your fullest”.

Cremation will take place and a celebration of life service will be held at a later date.

  Memorial contributions may be given to Goshen Health Foundation, 1701 S. Main Street Goshen, IN 46526.

  Elkhart Cremation Services has been entrusted with the arrangements.

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