William C. Eichler, Jr.

February 08, 1948 ‒ December 24, 2019

Lexington, Ohio

William C. Eichler, Jr., age 71, passed away Christmas Eve 2019 in OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital. He was blessed to be surrounded by his family.

Bill was born Feb 8, 1948, in Mansfield to William, Sr. & Margaret (Rose) Eichler. He graduated from Madison High School and Mansfield School of Technology and later attended the OSU Branch. He was a star athlete during his high school and college years and on several city basketball and softball teams. Bill worked as an assembly foreman and superintendent for HPM in Mt. Gilead for over 43 years until retiring. While on a bowling trip with the Sons of Herman, he was paired with a beautiful young lady named Ellen and later the pair married on Jan 19, 1992.

Sports were Bill’s passion. He played basketball and softball for many years with area teams. He and his wife were in a golf league, a bowling league, and a dart league. Golf was especially important to him and his entire family with a yearly Eichler Tournament held at Woody Ridge. Bill achieved five holes-in-one in his lifetime.

Bill will be remembered as a sincere, truthful, and kindhearted man who was well-liked by all who met him. He was a member of First Church of the Nazarene on Straub Road in Mansfield, Sons of Herman Mansfield Lodge, Lexington VFW Post 5101, and Lexington Moose Lodge 2511.

He is survived by his loving wife of 27 years Ellen E. Eichler of Lexington; sons Eric (Patti) Eichler of Avon Lake and Troy (Emily) Eichler of Mansfield; grandchildren Mitchell Eichler and Erin Eichler; brothers Rick Eichler of Lexington, and Brian (Diane) Eichler of Akron; nieces Britni (Brad) Chrostowski, Aubri (Roby) DeHeck, and Abbey (Andrew) Eichler Clough; along with many many close friends.

In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by a sister and brother-in-law Trudi & Kelly Brock.

His family will receive friends 2-6 pm Monday, Dec 30, 2019, in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home.

Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Bill’s family and encourage you to share a memory & watch his tribute video at SnyderFuneralHomes.com

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  • To the Eichler Family,
    William was quite an athlete and Ron played against him on many teams. Please accept our sympathies and prayers for the passing of William.
    The Ron Nelson Family

  • Some people are remembered long after having seen tham due to their character. Bill was such a kind and cheerful person. I knew him during our early school years. I am so sorry for your loss.

  • My thoughts and prayers are with Bill’s family at this time. I knew him from HPM. He was a good friend. May God bless you with many wonderful memories. Rest in peace Bill.

    Judy (Rogers) DeIuliis

  • Ellen,
    So sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. What a guy to work around. Phyllis and I thought the world of him at HPM and any other time we ran into him.

  • Ellen
    So sorry for your lost. We had some great times together. He was such a great guy. I will keep those memories forever. May God bless… Rest in peace brother…