Luke Joseph Eiche
Eiche, 79, of Slinger, died Friday, April 24, 2009, surrounded by his
wife and children.
Luke was born in
Hartford on Aug. 3, 1929, to Joseph and Rose (nee Blank) Eiche. In 1962,
he married his loving and devoted wife Mary (nee Hable). As a young
man, Luke built boats as a hobby and went on to construct his family’s
home and an apartment building. He served in the U.S. Air Force, worked
in manufacturing at American Motors for over 30 years and had a talent
for maintaining machinery of all kinds. Luke was an active man who
played many different sports. He took pleasure in snow skiing and
bicycling in the Kettle Moraine hills until the end of his life. His
family and friends have many fond memories of sharing these activities
with him. Luke also possessed an active mind, with a strong interest in
world and national affairs, especially economics. After decades of
work, Luke and Mary took time to travel in their retirement years. Luke
savored the sites, activities and people of the places he visited. He
especially appreciated a cruise to the majestic glaciers of Alaska and a
trip to exotic Aruba taken shortly before he died. Luke’s direct manner
and simple eloquence demonstrated his devotion to the people in his
Luke is survived
by his loving wife, Mary; children, David, Steven (Nicole) and Laura
(Matthew) Eiche-Miller. He is further survived by his beloved
granddaughter, Giselle; sister Marguerite Kohut; nieces, nephews, other
relatives and many friends. He is preceded in death by his parents and
sister, Charlene Ziegelbauer.
services will be on Thursday, April 30, 2009, at 2 p.m. at the Philip
Funeral Home of Slinger with the Rev. Richard J. Stoffel officiating.
Interment will take place at Union Cemetery of Slinger. Visitation will
be at the funeral home in Slinger on Thursday, April 30, from noon until
time of service.
Funeral Home of Slinger is assisting the family.