William “Bill” L. Eickhoff, age 82 of Loose Creek, passed away on Tuesday, May 4, 2021, at SSM Health St. Mary’s in Jefferson City surrounded by his loving family.
Bill was born March 18, 1939, in Loose Creek, a son to the late Leo and Olivia (Orscheln) Eickhoff.
Bill attended Immaculate Conception School in Loose Creek and was a 1957 graduate of Fatima High School in Westphalia. Bill served his country from 1957 until 1961 in the Missouri National Guard and Army Reserves.
On April 29, 1961, he was united in marriage to Irene Williams at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Loose Creek. She preceded him in death on August 10, 2007.
Bill was employed by John Robertson Farms in Loose Creek and with Loose Creek Feed until 1967. He then went to work in residential and commercial construction for the next 38 years until his retirement in 2005.
He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Loose Creek and American Legion Post #5 in Jefferson City.
Bill was an avid St. Louis Cardinal fan, enjoyed building bird houses and feeders, and going on golfing vacations with his family.
Bill is survived by: one son, Dale Eickhoff and his wife Shae Marie of Jefferson City; four daughters, Ruth Markway and her husband Stanley of Westphalia, Susan Cassmeyer and her husband Scott of Taos, Carol Hudspeth and her husband Kevin of Loose Creek, and Brenda Jean “BJ” Schwartze and her husband Chad of Koeltztown; a son-in-law, Don Propst of Honey Creek; 13 grandchildren, Nathan (Liz) Propst, and Jason Propst, Natalie and Alexander Eickhoff, Ryan (Heather) Markway and Megan Markway, Jordan and Tyler Cassmeyer, Zach and Kyle Hudspeth, Allison, Dylan and Emma Schwartze; two great grandchildren, Paisley and Kellen Markway.
In addition to his parents and spouse of 46 years, Irene, Bill was preceded in death by: a son, Dennis Eickhoff, a daughter, Linda Propst and a grandson, Colin Propst.
Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, May 7, 2021, at Morton Chapel in Linn.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 8, 2021, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Fr. Anthony Rinaldo as the Celebrant. Interment will be in the Immaculate Conception Parish Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to Immaculate Conception School Foundation.