William C. Eichler
William C. Eichler, Sr., age 70, of 57 Independence Drive in Shelby, died Wednesday afternoon in Mansfield General Hospital after an extended illness. He was born February 18, 1924 in Mansfield the son of Frederick and Anna (Birmelin) Eichler.
Mr. Eichler was a retired 33 year employee of the Mansfield Tire and Rubber Co. , where he was the supervisor of the print shop. He was a disabled veteran having served during WWII in the Third Infantry Division and was wounded at Anzio Beach Head, Italy. He was a Purple Heart Recipient. He was a life member of Amvets in Mansfield, a life member of the Disabled American Veterans in Mansfield, and a member of Shelby American Legion O’Brien Post #326. He was an avid golfer and had been a member of the Shelby Country Club and Woody Ridge Golf Course.
Mr. Eichler is survived by his wife, Margaret (Rose) Eichler, whom he married on May 3, 1946; 3 sons and daughters-in-law, Brian and Diane Eichler of Akron; William, Jr. and Ellen Eichler of Lexington; and Richard and Kimberly Eichler of Lexington; 1 daughter and son-in-law, Trudi and Kelly Brock of Grand Prairie, Texas; 4 grandchildren, Eric and Troy Eichler, Britni and Aubri Brock; 1 great grandson, Mitchell Eichler; 1 step grandson, Broc Detwiler; 1 brother, Rexford Eichler of Coldwater, Michigan; 1 sister, Betty Regula of Mansfield. He was preceded in death by 1 brother, Jack Eichler.
Calling hours will be on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Turner Funeral Home in Shelby where funeral services will be held on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Wray C. Smith, retired Lutheran pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Mansfield Memorial Park. Military graveside services will be conducted by the Joint Veterans Council.
Memorial expressions may be made to the American Cancer Society and left in care of the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby.