WINFIELD – Caroline "Jean" Eichler, 64, of DeKalb, Ill., died unexpectedly Saturday, April 6, 2013, at Central Dupage Hospital in Winfield.
Born Nov. 29, 1948, in Minot, N.D., she was the daughter of Lloyd and Orline June Hill.
Jean graduated from Minot High School in North Dakota, Class of 1966. She married John "Jack" Eichler on Feb. 27, 1971, in Park Ridge. They lived in Elmhurst before moving to DeKalb in 2001.
In the early 1990s, Jean was co-owner of Air Excellence, an air ambulance service. She was a member of the DeKalb Elks Lodge
No. 765. She enjoyed reading, listening to music, taking care of her cats, and she loved spending time with her family.
She is survived by her mother, Orline June Hill of Minot; one daughter, Kristen Eichler of DeKalb; five grandchildren, Sarah Eichler of DeKalb, Marissa, Jason, John Willis Eichler II, and Joey Eichler, all of Palm Bay, Fla.; her siblings, Marelyn (Butch) Gross of Greensburg, Pa., Barbara Kapple of Bismarck, N.D., Alan (Cleo) Hill of Minot, Marla (Bill) Dykhoff of Minot and Robert (Terri) Hill of Rock Hill, S.C; and one daughter-in-law, Danielle (Wolff) Eichler of Palm Bay.
She was preceded in death by her father, Lloyd; her husband, Jack; a daughter, Tracy Rodgers; a son, Douglas Eichler; and a brother, Michael Hill.
A visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 9, 2013, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Ronan-Moore-Finch Funeral Home, 310 Oak St., DeKalb. A funeral service will be held Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Ronan-Moore-Finch Funeral Home.
Cremation will take place at Finch Crematory after the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the family to be established at a later date. To send an online condolence, visit www.ronanmoorefinch.com.
Arrangements were entrusted to Ronan-Moore-Finch Funeral Home, 310 Oak St., DeKalb, IL 60115. For more information, call the funeral home at 815-758-3841.