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Ray A. Eichler

Ray A. Eichler
Ray A. Eichler
- August 7, 2018

Ray A. Eichler, 90, Newell, died August 4, 2018, at his home in Newell.

Ray wrote his own obituary.

I started his life journey at the hospital in Newell.  My parents were Loren and Lillie Eichler and I joined three brothers and three sisters.  I was the baby of the family.  I always said I walked across the street and got a job with Black Hills Power and Light, where I worked darn near 40 years.  I spent my first years at the Eichler farm south of Newell, graduated as an Irrigator, and spent 3 years in the Air Force.  

I married my life partner, Janet Stevens, in 1952.  We had five children:  Kris, Connie, Beth, Loren, and Becky.  We lost Connie on Christmas day, 1998.  Janet and I have some fantastic grandkids and great-grandkids, too.  If you ever knew me, it was always Janet and I.  We were partners in everything.

All in all, I had a good life and hope I was square with everyone.  Like Dandy Don would sing, “Turn out the lights, the party’s over.”  All good things must end.

A memorial service will be 10:35 a.m. Saturday, August 11, 2018, at the First Lutheran Church in Newell.  Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, August 13, 2018, at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis.

A memorial has been established to First Lutheran Church in Newell.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.kinkadefunerals.com



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