David L. Eichhorn

March 16, 1943 ‒ January 10, 2019

Bucyrus, Ohio

David L. Eichhorn, 75, of rural Bucyrus passed away with his daughter-in-law by his side, Thursday, January 10, 2019 at Marion General Hospital.

He was born March 16, 1943 in Galion and was the son of Lavern R. and Nelda L. (Laughbaum) Eichhorn. David is survived by his wife of 56 years, Connie Roberta (Cluff) Eichhorn, whom he married on October 14, 1962.

He was a graduate of Whetstone High School. David was a master carpenter, working for Cass Construction before starting his own Eichhorn Sawmill & Lumber Company. He built from scratch a 33 foot wood and fiberglass boat, restored many other boats and a wide range of specialty projects.

David was a life member of the First United Church of Christ in Galion. He was also a life-long member, navigator, commander and cooperative charting chairman of the Mansfield Power Squadron. He served his community on the Whetstone Township Volunteer Fire Department, obtaining the rank of Captain.

David loved boating, exploring the Great Lakes and scuba diving.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by son Darin D. (Tracy E.) Eichhorn of Bucyrus; daughter Cinnamon C. Chivers of Akron; six grandchildren Ahlora (Matthew) Spring, Ahlissa Eichhorn, Benjamin (Penny) Harris, Cassia, Brennan and Lydia Chivers; four great-grandchildren Alastor Spring, Magnus Spring, Madilyn Harris and Hannah Harris; brother Keith (Judy) Eichhorn and sister Linda Zucker.

David is preceded in death by his parents, Lavern and Nelda Eichhorn, father-in-law and mother-in-law Robert T. and Grace E. Cluff.

The family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday, January 14, 2019 at Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes, 218 South Market St., Galion, Ohio 44833. A funeral service will be held at First United Church of Christ, 248 Harding Way West Galion, Ohio at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 15 with Rev. Darrin Harvey officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family in care of the funeral home.

Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes in Galion is honored to serve the family of David Eichhorn, and condolences may be made to them at www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.

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  • Rest in peace good friend. We spent many great times together boating and traveling. Many good times at Power Squadron events also. You will be missed.

  • To the Eichhorn Family,
    We were so sorry to read about the passing of David.
    Please accept our sympathies and prayers.
    Ron and Linda Nelson

  • Love & Prayers to Connie, Darin, Cinnamon, Linda, Keith & their families. What wonderful memories David leaves with all of us. He would always stop off at the Sunday School door on his way to church and say hello with that friendly smile of his – what joy that brought to both me and Mom. And then there is his handiwork all around starting with the cross in front of the church, Aunt Mary’s chicken house, wagon wheels at Colonel Williamsburg, etc. And the best Elder reunion was on the boat he built. I have ceramics I made at Connie’s shop that he wired and remember drinking cider made on the cider press that he made. What a man of many talents and smiles – he brought joy to many. He will truly be missed. Wish I could be there to say goodbye to a wonderful cousin in person but know that my thoughts are with you.

  • We were very sorry to hear of David’s passing. Our father, Frederick Sherer and Lavern Eichhorn were cousins and we would see David at Eichhorn family reunions. We were also fellow students at Whetstone School. Our sincerest condolences.

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