Everett Eickhoff, 94, father of Fountain residents


Everett Eickhoff

Everett Arthur Eickhoff, 94, of Wykoff, died on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, at the Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield, where he had resided for three and a half years. 

He was born on Feb. 17, 1924, in Fountain Township in Fillmore County, to William and Sophia (Bicknese) Eickhoff.

He attended country schools through the seventh grade, St. Johns Parochial School for the eighth grade and graduated from Wykoff High School in 1941.

In 1946 he joined the United States Navy spending one year in Adak, Alaska. He was discharged in 1947.

On May 2, 1948, he was united in marriage to Beatrice Grabau at St. Johns Lutheran Church in Wykoff and together they were blessed with 70 years together.

He enjoyed spending time and being involved with his children, all of which live within eight miles of the family farm. He farmed all his life and enjoyed traveling with his family and in later years with his wife. He especially enjoyed traveling to Alaska, Europe and China. He enjoyed his flowers, maintaining his farm and home, visiting with anyone, helping others and spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Beatrice of Wykoff; children, Philip (Karen) Eickhoff of Fountain, Cynthia (Craig) Schultz of Wykoff, Kevin (Barb) Eickhoff of Fountain, Robert (Connie) Eickhoff of Fountain and Leroy (Pam) Eickhoff of Wykoff; nine grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Almeda Eickhoff of Spring Valley; a brother–in-law, Everett Grabau of Spring Valley and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by four brothers, Elmer, Edwin, Emil and Emery and two sisters, Linda Vehrenkamp and Lucille Schultz. 

Funeral services for him will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15, at St. Johns Lutheran Church in Wykoff with the Rev. Michael Harman officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 14, at the Hindt-Hudek Funeral Home in Wykoff and will continue for one hour prior to the service on Saturday.

Memorials are preferred to St. Johns Lutheran Church in Wykoff or The Lutheran Hour.

Condolences may be left at www.Hindtfuneralhomes.com.

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