Funeral services for Everett Arthur Eickhoff will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, September 15, 2018, at St Johns Lutheran Church in Wykoff, with Pastor Michael Harman officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held 5-8 p.m. Friday, September 14, 2018, at the Hindt-Hudek Funeral Home in Wykoff and will continue for one hour prior to the service on Saturday.
Everett Eickhoff, age 94, of Wykoff, died Sunday, September 9, 2018, at the Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield where he had resided for three-and-a-half years.
He was born February 17, 1924, in Fountain Twp., Fillmore County, Minn., to William and Sophia (Bicknese) Eickhoff. Everett attended country schools through the seventh grade, St Johns Parochial School for the eighth grade, and graduated from Wykoff High School in 1941. In 1946 he joined the United States Navy, spending one year in Adak, Alaska. He was discharged in 1947. On May 2, 1948, he was united in marriage to Beatrice Grabau at St Johns Lutheran Church in Wykoff and they were blessed with 70 years together. He enjoyed spending time and being involved with his children, all of which live within eight miles of the family farm. Everett farmed all his life and enjoyed traveling with his family and in later years with his wife. He especially enjoyed traveling to Alaska, Europe and China. He enjoyed his flowers, maintaining his farm and home, visiting with anyone, helping others and spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife Beatrice of Wykoff, children: Philip (Karen) Eickhoff of Fountain, Cynthia (Craig) Schultz of Wykoff, Kevin (Barb) Eickhoff of Fountain, Robert (Connie) Eickhoff of Fountain, and Leroy (Pam) Eickhoff of Wykoff, nine grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, a sister-in-law, Almeda Eickhoff and a brother–in-law, Everett Grabau, both of Spring Valley, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers: Elmer, Edwin, Emil and Emery Eickhoff, and two sisters, Linda Vehrenkamp and Lucille Schultz.
Everett’s family would like to thank the staff of Chosen Valley Care Center for all the care and support given him and their family.
Memorials are preferred to St Johns Lutheran Church in Wykoff or The Lutheran Hour.
Condolences may be left at www.Hindtfuneralhomes.com.