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James R. Eich

October 21, 2029 November 20, 2011
James R. Eich
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ST. ELMO -- James R. Eich, 82, of St. Elmo passed away at 6:40 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011, at Lutheran Care Center, Altamont. A funeral Mass will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday at Kull Funeral Home, St. Elmo, with the Rev. John Louis OMI of the Belleville Catholic Diocese officiating. An addition Mass will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Campus. James Roy Eich was born Oct. 21, 1929, in Livingston County near Campus, one of eight siblings to Roy and Viola Zeller-Eich. He graduated from Campus Grade School and from Reddick High School with the class of 1947. After meeting the love of his life, he married Delores Prouty on Feb. 4, 1956, in Rockdale. Jim was a member of St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in St. Elmo, St. Elmo Golf Club and Altamont VFW Post 7676. Jim had been employed by Natural Gas Pipe Line, Herscher. He was then transferred and he and his family moved to St. Elmo in 1975, where he served as a foreman for the company until his retirement. He enjoyed his home, family, yard work and golf. Jim served his country well as being a member of the United States Regular Air Force, reaching the rank of staff sergeant. He received an honorable discharge on Jan. 8, 1955, for four years of service both in the United States and Germany. In his passing he leaves behind his wife, Delores Prouty-Eich of St. Elmo; six brothers, Gene (wife, Maureen) Eich of Clearwater, Fla., Robert (wife, Rena) Eich of Herscher, LeRoy (wife, Linda) Eich of Kankakee, Charles (wife Betty) Eich of Romeoville, Gary (wife, Sue) Eich of Reddick and David (wife, Kathy) Eich of Plainfield; sister, Evelyn Hanlin of Campus; brother-in-law, Tony Foth of Elwood; and several nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy Eich and Viola Zeller-Eich; infant son; and beloved daughter, Nancy Jo Eich, taken by an accident in 1984.

Service:

3:00 pm Saturday November 26, 2011.

Funeral services will be conducted at Kull Funeral Home, St. Elmo Illino is.



Visitation:

1:00 until 3:00 Saturday November 26, 2011.

Visitation will be conducted at Kull Funeral Home, St. Elmo Illinois.

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