January 27, 1935 - September 13, 2013
James Richard Eichelberger, 78, of Knox, IN, passed away at 2:00 a.m. Friday, September 13, 2013 at his home. He was born January 27, 1935 to Charles W. and Riley Victoria (Rogers Earlywine) Eichelberger in Seelyville, IN. He graduated from Glenn High School, Terre Haute, IN in 1953, earned his Bachelor's degree in Industrial Arts Education from Indiana Teacher's College, Terre Haute, IN in 1957 and then served in the Army from 1958-1960. He served in the 8th Army Division Signal Corps in Taegon, South Korea from 1958-1959, then served in the Signals Outfit at West Point Military Academy from 1959-1960. He married his first wife, Lorraine M. Greenbaum, December 24, 1960 in Ridgewood, NJ. After serving his country honorably, he earned his Master's Degree in 1961 from his Alma Mater. James went on to teach Industrial Arts at North Judson-San Pierre High School in North Judson, IN for 31 years. After the death of his first wife, he married Janet Miller, April 10, 1976 in North Judson. He was an avid fisherman and bowler, loved to play board and card games and basketball, watch movies, football and college basketball. He had a passion with anything to do with the Civil War and looked forward to spending time with his family. He had a keen sense of humor which came out as Pop-pop jokes. He will be greatly missed by his family, friends, and his former students. He is survived by his wife Janet; daughters, Victoria S. (Mark) Dean of Woodbine, MD and Geraldine E. (Richard) Simpson of Knox, IN; sons, David W. (Elaine Whybrew) Eichelberger of Avon, IN and Fredrick A. (Pamela Sturgell) Eichelberger of North Judson, IN. Seven grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. He was preceded by his parents and his first wife, Lorraine. A gathering of friends and family will be held 4 PM CT Saturday, September 28, 2013 at the North Judson United Methodist Church with a Memorial Service following at 5 PM. In lie of flowers, the family would prefer donations be made to the North Judson United Methodist Church to go toward the Handicap Accessibility Fund.
James Richard Eichelberger, 78, of Knox, IN, passed away at 2:00 a.m. Friday, September 13, 2013 at his home. He was born January 27, 1935 to Charles W. and Riley Victoria (Rogers Earlywine) Eichelberger in Seelyville, IN. He graduated from... View Obituary & Service Information
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