Idella Eickhoff, 93, formerly of Spring Valley

Idella Eickhoff

Idella W. Eickhoff, 93 of Marysville, Ohio, died on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, at Prestige Gardens of Marysville.

She was born on July 30, 1925, in Austin.

She was a World War II Navy WAC veteran.

She married Max Eickhoff on June 1, 1952, in Austin.

She started out as waitress and as the family grew she became a homemaker for her children and supported her husband on the farm in Minnesota. She continued to support her husband as a teacher’s wife as they moved to Chuckery, Ohio, in 1971.

She took great pride in being a grandma to seven wonderful grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. She also volunteered for the Memorial Meals Program and was a poll worker for Union County for many years.

She is survived by her children, John (Susan) Eickhoff, Joel Eickhoff and Jeanne (Curtis) Wright; grandchildren, Zachary (Niki) Eickhoff, Jared (Michelle) Eickhoff, Jacob (Julia) Eickhoff, Seth Eickhoff, Caleb Eickhoff, David (Kristina) Wright and Tiffany Wright; great-grandchildren, Rose, Jaeden, Caroline, Brianne, Jared II, Joseph, Samantha, Alexis, Keegan, Kellan, Sydney and Emma; brothers and sisters-in-law, Myron Kalstabakken of Las Vegas, Nev., Jerilyn (the Rev. Theodore) Mueller of Santa Rosa, Calif., Colleen (Harlan) Jacobson of Kasson and Alice Kraby of St. Paul and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Max Eickhoff, on Sept. 11, 1987, and siblings, Curt (Jean) Kraby, Herb Kraby, Earl Kraby and Lila Kalstabakken.

A funeral service for her was held on Monday, Feb. 11, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Milford Center, Ohio, with the Rev. Paul Schlueter officiating. Burial followed at St. Paul Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Heartland Hospice, 685 Delaware Ave., Suite 300, Marion, OH 43302 or Memorial Meals, 500 London, Ave., Marysville, OH 43040.

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