“We just learned of Eich's passing, our condolences to the entire family. My name is Pam (Sharick) Strzesak. Eich would stay at my brother Pat's & my house in Oregon Il. I remember he was a snorer. He was also a great friend to my dad Horace, & uncle Chester. They had many a poker game, & steak & corn on the cob dinners together.
“I will miss Bill's happy 'good morning Ruthie' at St. Thomas. When asked how he was doing he always answered, 'not bad for an old man'. My prayers and deepest sympathy are with all of you during this difficult time.
“My friend Bill never hesitated to listen or give advice when I asked for his help. He was cheerful in spite of his growing physical limitations and had a special gift for seeing the ‘silver lining' behind every cloud. He often shared highlights of his marriages, his son, Steve, his travels, and his involvement with local organizations. I remember how kind and approachable he was when I first met him at the daily Mass at St. Thomas More. He was very proud of his Roman Catholic upbringing; and...
“I worked with Bill at Elgin Paper for a short time several years ago. But he made such an impression on me, always positive and very encouraging to this "new kid on the block", when many others did not. I've remembered his smile and stops by my desk when he was in the office. I'm sure that he'll be greatly missed by those close to him. RIP, Bill, and thank you. Prayers and happy memories to those left behind.
“Joan and Dana,
I'm sorry to hear about the loss of your Grandpa/father in law. I hope you two and Paul are able to spend some time together sharing fond memories and stories. All my love to you and your families.
“Bill was my beloved mentor in the St. Ed's booster club poker games. I'll miss him. Skeeter Dunton
“No two families could ever have been closer or share more love for each other than the Eichhorts and the Reynolds - so many gatherings at the Eichhort homestead on Liberty Street with Anna and Bill in Elgin, with their parents and Uncle Albert at our homes in Chicago and suburbs...and how many wonderful memories of roast beef dinners, jarred pickles, family updates, fishing in the Fox River and watching Bill and my dad cleaning the fish while smoking cigars sometimes topped off with a...
“We will all miss you Bill. We had a lot of fun when we bowled together.
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Eichhorst, William R. "Bill" 91, of Elgin passed away Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at Pressence St. Joseph Hospital. He was born March 11, 1921 in Steven Point, WI, the son of William H. and Julie Nugent Eichhorst. Bill moved to Elgin in his early years and was a graduate of Elgin High...Read More