Dec. 23, 1969 – Nov. 16, 2017

Batesville, Arkansas -- Echo B. Soza, 48 years, of Batesville, Arkansas, passed away Nov. 16, 2017, in Little Rock, Arkansas. She was born Dec. 23, 1969, in Springdale, Arkansas, to Kenton Hicks and Ann (Happel) Wilke. Echo lived in Fremont from 2002 to 2015 and then moved to Batesville.

She is survived by her parents, Bob and Ann Wilke of Fremont; sons, Christian "Jr." Soza and Andrew Soza, both of Omaha; daughter, Stephanie Soza and fiancé, Kevin Pillow and their two children, Antonio and Adrian of Batesville; and brother, Scott Stigge of Houston.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents.

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A Celebration of Life will be at 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Fremont. Bishop Seth Chappel and Rev. Scott Jensen will officiate. Family will receive friends and there will be refreshments following the service. Burial will be at the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, east of Winslow, at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family.

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Tammy Greunke is a native of Cedar Bluffs and reports on entertainment news, general news and sports.

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