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Richard Lee Eiche

December 13, 1943 - April 16, 2023

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Richard Lee Eiche, 79, of Tuscola, IL, formerly of Lima, OH passed away on April 16, 2023 in Charleston, IL.

He was born on December 13, 1943 and adopted by Clayton and Bina (Hover) Eiche. His biological parents were Georgiana (Gahret) Hall and William “Buck” Van Gundy. Richard married Dianna Kay Riemesch on June 19, 1965 in Lima, OH.

Richard was a 1961 graduate of Shawnee High School in Lima, OH. He also graduated from Rhodes State College (Lima Technical College) with a degree of Associate of Applied Business. Richard was a jack-of-all-trades and worked a variety of jobs throughout his life. He worked at Tuscola Public Library, Pro-Mail, Shawnee Local Schools, Shawnee Township Police Department, Memory Creations, Shawnee Connections and Lima Bargain Center among others. Richard, along with Dianna, spent numerous years volunteering time to Shawnee High School Marching Band, Shawnee Prizewinners 4-H club, American Red Cross, Cub Scouts & Boy Scouts and the theatre department at Ohio State University all in Lima, OH, In Tuscola, IL, Richard volunteered his time to Actors Rural Theatre Company and Tuscola Moose Lodge #729. Richard enjoyed woodworking, HAM radio, genealogy, reading books, and spending time with his dogs and cats.
Richard is survived by his daughters Susan (Rick) Hefley and Christine “Chris” (Brian) Alcorn all of Tuscola, IL, also 4 grandchildren, 3 step-grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, sister-in-law Joyce (Morton) Riemesch of Kittrell, NC, brother-in-law Willis “Bill” (Judy) Riemesch and sister-in-law Ruth (Riemesch) Closson, biological half-sister Judy (Hall) Wagner, biological half-brother William “Bill” (Gloria) Van Gundy all of Lima, OH, biological half-sister Kay (Bruce) Calim of Mercedes, Texas, and biological cousin Doreen (Van Gundy) Picklesimer of Cridersville, OH, along with a niece and many nephews and their families. Proceeding Richard in death was his wife of 55 years, Dianna, his daughter Sheri Eiche, son-in-law Michael “Mike” Valerio, brothers-in-law Robert “Bob” Riemesch, David Riemesch and Richard “Rich” Closson and his parents and biological parents.

Private graveside service and burial will be held at Shawnee Cemetery in Lima, OH.


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