Idella W. Eickhoff, 93

Published 8:49 am Friday, February 8, 2019

Idella W. Eickhoff, 93

Idella W. Eickhoff, 93, of Marysville, Ohio, passed away Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, at Prestige Gardens of Marysville.

Born July 30, 1925, in Austin, Minnesota, Idella was a World War II Navy WAC veteran. She started out as waitress and, as the family grew, she became a homemaker for her children and supported her husband on the farm in Minnesota. She continued to support her husband as a teacher’s wife as they moved to Chuckery, Ohio, in 1971. She took great pride in being a Grandma to seven wonderful grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. She also volunteered for the Memorial Meals Program and was a poll worker for Union County for many years.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Minnie (Barth) Kraby; husband, Max Eickhoff , whom she married June 1, 1952, in Austin and who died Sept. 11, 1987; and siblings and in-laws, Curt (Jean) Kraby, Herb Kraby, Earl Kraby and Lila Kalstabakken. She is survived by loving children, John (Susan) Eickhoff, Joel Eickhoff and Jeanne (Curtis) Wright; grandchildren, Zachary (Niki) Eickhoff,  Jared (Michelle) Eickhoff, Jacob (Julia) Eickhoff, Seth Eickhoff, Caleb Eickhoff,  David (Kristina) Wright and Tiffany Wright; great-grandchildren, Rose, Jaeden, Caroline, Brianne, Jared II, Joseph, Samantha, Alexis, Keegan, Kellan, Sydney and Emma; brothers and sisters-in-law, Myron Kalstabakken of Las Vegas, Nevada, Jerilyn (the Rev. Theodore) Mueller of Santa Rosa, California, Colleen (Harlan) Jacobson of Kasson, Minnesota, and Alice Kraby of St. Paul, Minnesota; and many nieces and nephews.

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A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 7960 St. Rt. 38, Milford Center, Ohio, with the Rev. Paul Schlueter officiating. Visitation will be held from 2-4 p.m. on  Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, at Ferguson Funeral Home, 202 E. Main St. (St. Rt. 161 W) Plain City, Ohio. Burial will be in St. Paul Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Heartland Hospice, 685 Delaware Ave., Suite 300, Marion, OH 43302 or Memorial Meals, 500 London, Ave., Marysville, OH 43040. Visit to share a special memory.