Eichler, Robert

Robert L. Eichler, 78, of Medina Township., Mich., died May 22, 2014, at his home.

He was born Aug. 4, 1935, on the family farm in Medina Township, to the late Lawrence and Louella (Roosa) Eichler. He married Marilyn J. Snow on Sept. 25, 1955, at North Dover Church in Wauseon, Ohio, and she survives.

 Bob was a life-long area resident, a farmer, retired from Brazeway in Adrian with 32 years of service, and a member of the Medina Federated Church and the Morenci Senior Center. He enjoyed yard work, auto repair and farming.

In addition to his wife, Bob is survived by two daughters, Dianna (and Doug) Ketchum of Clinton, Mich., and Shelly (and Robert) French of Hudson, Mich.; two sons, Robert Lynn (and Annette) Eichler of Fla., and Kirby (and Gwenda) Eichler of Morenci; eight grandchildren;  three step-grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

 Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Jason Eichler; six brothers, Kenneth, Donald, Clarence, Loraine, Wayne and John; and five sisters, Adah, Florence, Reva, Helen and Evelyn.

Funeral services are planned at 1 p.m.  Monday, May 26, at Medina Federated Church, with Pastor Darren Lemmon officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery in Morenci. Visitation is scheduled from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Eagle Funeral Home-Charles Fink Chapel in Morenci, and Monday from noon until the time of service at the church.             

Memorial donations are suggested to Medina Federated Church or the Morenci Senior Center.