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John H. Eich

John H. Eich, 86, of Sioux Falls, SD, died Monday, November 2, 2015 at Good Samaritan Village.

Family present visitation will be 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Wednesday, November 4, at Miller Funeral Home-Westside Chapel, 6200 W. 41st Street.

Funeral service will be 11:00 am Thursday, November 5, at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 1600 E. 12th Street, with interment at Hills of Rest Memorial Park.

John Henry Eich, son of Phillip and Fern (Harris) Eich, was born on February 26, 1929 at the family farm near Epiphany, SD. The family moved to Sioux Falls in the 1930's. He graduated from Washington High School in 1947. He was drafted into the United States Army in 1951 where he served in Japan during the Korean Conflict until his honorable discharge in 1953.

John was united in marriage with Shirla M. Knutson on August 10, 1957 in Brookings, SD. John worked for Dahl Wholesale and then began his career with NSP/Xcel Energy where he worked as Business Manager of 30 ½ years retiring in 1988. John's wife, Shirla had just passed away in June of 2015.

He was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church, Noon Sertoma Club where he served as President, Minn-Ia-Kota Travel Club where he served as President, and the American Legion Post #15, Sioux Falls, SD. John really enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping with family and friends.

Grateful for having shared his life are his children, Tobey John (Brenda) Eich, Sioux Falls, SD, Todd Leslie (Huy Pham) Eich, Dallas, TX, Tena Lea (Paul) Kidd, Sioux Falls, SD; six grandchildren; and several other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Shirla; two sisters, Helen Christensen and Harriet Howlett.



Published in The Argus Leader on Nov. 3, 2015
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