Dorthelda Eickorn, 70

Dorthelda Sue Eichorn, age 70, of Sturgis, passed away Sunday, June 27, 2010, at home.

She was born Aug. 12, 1939, in Indianapolis, a daughter of the late Harvey and Josephine (Troyer) Schwartz.

Dorthelda has been a resident of Sturgis the past 50 years and on Sept. 1, 1956 in Middlebury, Ind., she married Lewis Carl Eichorn Sr. He preceded her in death March 10, 2000.

She was a homemaker and was involved with the Girl Scouts and helped her husband with Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts and earned the Silver Beaver Award. She enjoyed singing in the church choir and singing in nursing homes, other churches, prisons, and the Dwight Alexander Band.

Surviving are two daughters, Debra (Robert) Kinsey and Tamara Eichorn, both of Sturgis; 3 sons, Lewis Carl Eichorn Jr. of Jacksonville, Fla., Jeffrey D. (Dorothy) Eichorn and Larry L. (Jill) Eichorn, both of Sturgis; three grandchildren, Lewis Carl Fuhrmann-Eichorn III, Jeffrey Adam Carl Eichorn, and Nichole Elizabeth Marie Eichorn; a great-granddaughter, Rebeka Ray-Linn Eichorn; and two step-grandchildren, Cameron Hacker and Eli Hacker; three brothers, Steve Bullard of Howe, Ind., Danny Bullard of Sturgis, and Herbert Michael Bullard of N. Vernon, Ind.; and three sisters, Cindy Ward, Mary Schaefer, and Doris Jean Koennkramer, all of Greensburg, Ind.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; infant son, Darryl Lee; two sisters, Betty Kopp and Jackie Bullard; and one brother, Joe Bullard.

The family will receive friends and relatives from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, and 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Hackman Family Funeral Home – Rosenberg Chapel, 807 E. Chicago Rd., Sturgis, MI 49091 (269) 651-3284.

Services celebrating the life of Dorthelda Sue Eichorn will be held at 4:00 P.M., Thursday, at the First Baptist Church in Sturgis with The Rev. James Bender, officiating.

Interment and grave-side services will follow in Locust Grove Cemetery, Findley, Mich. Memorial donations may be directed to the family, envelopes are available at the funeral home.

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