Keith H. Eich


MENDOTA - Keith H. Eich, 85, of Mendota passed away Aug. 31, 2019 at Heritage Health, Mendota.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 4 at the Merritt Funeral Home with Rev. Jeff Schlesinger officiating. Burial will be at Restland Cemetery with military honors by Mendota VFW Post 4079. Visitation will be from 9:30–11 a.m. on Sept. 4 at the funeral home.

Keith was born Dec. 18, 1933 in Paw Paw to Raymond and Katherine (Yost) Eich. He married Betty Walters on Jan. 27, 1963. She preceded him in death in 2006.

Survivors include two daughters, Lori (Mike) Turk of Mahomet and Kelly (Steve) Daw of Mendota; one son, Kevin (Tina) Eich of Ottawa; 10 grandchildren, Cameron Eich, Trent Stokes, Caleb Eich, Hannah Turk, Zach Johnson, Dane Eich, Sam Turk, Payton Turk, Tanlee Eich and Madison Schmitt; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife and a brother, Dean Eich.

Keith was a graduate of Paw Paw High School. He served in the U.S. Army stationed in Germany. He farmed with his father and brother for many years. He also worked at Del Monte Farm Shop and AgView FS. He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Compton, Mendota Moose Lodge and was a 50-year member of Mendota Elks Lodge 1212.

Memorials may be directed to Immanuel Lutheran Church, Compton.

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