CONTINENTAL - Roman Eickholt, Jr., 67, of Continental died 5:35 p.m. Friday, Aug.29, 2014 at the Defiance Inpatient Hospice Center. He was born Sept. 25, 1946 in Lima to the late Roman S. and Agnes J. (Schwaiger) Eickholt, Sr. Also his step-mother, Margaret (Wehri-Dickman) Eickholt is deceased. On Dec. 5, 1970, he married Patricia Anne Hickey who survives in Continental.
Roman is also survived by three sons: Shane Eickholt of Continental, Blake Eickholt of Cloverdale and Heath Eickholt of Continental; 5 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; 3 brothers: Bob (Donna) Eickholt, Terry (Stacy) Eickholt and Alan Eickholt (Ann Rayle) all of Cloverdale; 4 sisters: Mary (Ken) Doseck of Upper Sandusky, Bonnie (Bill) Beining, Leah (Dan) Ditto and Lisa (Albert) Bilimek all of Cloverdale. He is preceded in death by a brother, John Eickholt and a sister, Joyce Eickholt.
He worked at Powertrain Division of General Motors in Defiance. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Continental, member of American Trap Shooter Association, National Rifle Association and various game clubs. He was a veteran of the Army. Roman enjoyed gardening, refinishing antiques, hunting and fishing. He dedicated his life to his wife, sons and his grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Continental, with Fr. Mark Hoying officiating. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, North Creek with a military graveside by Continental American Legion. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at HEITMEYER FUNERAL HOME, Continental.
Memorials may be given to the family.
Condolences may be expressed to: www.heitmeyerfuneralhome.com.