Robert M.W. “Bob” Eickhoff, 83 of Natoma, Kansas died Sunday, July 21, 2013 at the Via Christi Village in Hays, Kansas.
Bob was born June 13, 1930 on the family farm north of Natoma, the son of George and Agnes (John) Eickhoff. He grew up in the Natoma area. He graduated from St. Johns College in Winfield, Kansas with the Class of 1951.
Bob was united in marriage to Adeline Blank on December 5, 1954 in Natoma. They made their home in Natoma. This union was blessed with six children; Philip, Steve, Diane, Dale, Gerry and Kevin.
Bob delivered fuel for Natoma Coop Association and later Midland Marketing for over 35 years. He was a member of Peace Lutheran Church of Natoma. He was an officer in the L.L.L. – Kansas District, and was active in the Natoma Heritage Seekers, Osborne County tourism, A.A.L. and historical reenactments. He loved building models, especially NASCAR and airplanes, fishing, camping, collecting shot glasses and being the family photographer.
Surviving family include his wife of 58 years, Adeline of the home; daughter, Diane Bott (Doug) of Bison, Kansas; five sons, Philip Eickhoff (Connie) of St. George, Kansas, Steve Eickhoff (Pam) of Russell, Kansas, Dale Eickhoff (Patty) of Natoma, Kansas, Gerry Eickhoff (Michelle) of Paola, Kansas and Kevin Eickhoff of Natoma, Kansas; brother, Benjamin Eickhoff of Thedford, Nebraska; sister, Margaret Chrisler of Gorham, Kansas; 13 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Celebration of Bob’s life will be held at 10:30 A.M. Thursday, July 25, 2013 at Peace Lutheran Church in Natoma with Pastor Michael Schmidt officiating. Burial will follow at the Natoma Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 A.M. to 8 P.M. Wednesday at Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary in Natoma with the family present to greet friends from 6 PM to 7 PM. Memorials have been established with the Lutheran Hour on KHAZ and Kansas District L.L.L. Contributions and condolences may be sent in care of Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary, who is in charge of these arrangements.