Richard E. “Dick” Eichberger, 89, a resident of LeClaire died Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010, at Riverview Manor Nursing Home, Pleasant Valley, Iowa.
Funeral services and a Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 8, 2010, at Our Lady of the River Catholic Church, 28200 – 226th Street, LeClaire. The Rev. Joseph Wolf will be the celebrant of the Liturgy. The family will greet friends Friday at the church from 9:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Davenport. The American Legion Post 26 will conduct military graveside committal rites.
The Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Richard Earl Eichberger was born May 9, 1921 in Ash, Missouri a son of John Franklin and Saddie P. (Posten) Eichberger.
Dick was proud to have served our country during World War II, serving as a sergeant in the U.S. Army, 781st Tank Battalion, 7 steps to hell. He participated in the battles of Rhineland, Central Europe, and Po Valley. He received the European – African – Middle Eastern Campaign Ribbon, and the World War II Victory Ribbon., as well as three bronze service stars.
He was united in marriage to Helen Marie Pauly on July 28, 1945 at Sacred Heart Cathedral. They have been blessed with nearly 66 years of marriage.
Dick retired in 1982 after over twenty-eight years of service at ALCOA; he had been a mill operator in the Foil Division.
He was a member of the church and ALOCA retirees.
Memorials can be made to Our Lady of the River Church.
Survivors include his wife, Helen, and numerous nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews.