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ARTHUR H. EICHELBERGER


1947 - 2010 | Obituary Condolences
Arthur H. "Art" Eichelberger, 63, of Waterman, Ill., passed away Monday, Aug. 9, 2010, his birthday, at Shabbona Healthcare Center.
Born Aug. 9, 1947, in Joliet, the son of Arthur and Florence (Drafke) Eichelberger, Arthur was united in marriage to Laura Kronholm on Aug. 17, 1968; they spent the next 41 happy years of their lives together.
Art was a farmer in Lemont, and then moved his farming operation in 1970 to Waterman. He was, at one time, active with the Waterman FFA Chapter. He had many hobbies including traveling, snowmobiling, skiing, golfing and playing softball. For the past 18 years, Art was an avid Honda Gold Wing motorcycle rider and was a member of the Gold Wing Touring Association. For several years, Art ran the scoreboard at the Waterman and Indian Creek High School. He especially loved to spend time playing with his granddaughter, Morgan, his dear little "Tad Pole." Art was a loving husband, father and grandfather who will be deeply missed by his family and friends.
He is survived by his wife, Laurie Eichelberger of Waterman; his daughters, Amy (Andy) Larson of Racine, Wis., and Amanda "Mandy" Harkalis of Las Vegas, Nev.; his granddaughter, Morgan Larson; and a close family friend, Nathan Hinman.
Art was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Florence Eichelberger; and his father- and mother-in-law, Paul Edward and Mercedes Kronholm.
The funeral service will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 14, at Nash-Nelson Funeral Home, 1001 W. Garfield St., Waterman, with the Rev. Debbie Percell officiating. Friends may visit from noon Saturday until the hour of service at Nash-Nelson Funeral Home in Waterman.
Arrangements are by Nelson Funeral Homes & Crematory; 815-264-3362; www.NelsonFuneralHomes.com.
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