Robert “Bob” Eichten, age 65, passed away suddenly at home on July 29. He is preceded in death by his parents Richard “Duke” and Lyla Eichten, father-in-law Robert Meis, and nephew Ricky Eichten. He is survived by his wife Sharon (Meis) Eichten, children Meredith (Kevin Anhut), John (Leah Kremer), and Natalie (Randy Burns), siblings William (Victoria), Peter (Jane), and Anne (Andy) Biebl. Bob is also survived by Sharon’s family including his mother-in-law Mary Jane Meis, 5 sisters and brothers-in-law, and their spouses. Bob’s family was large and loving. He was also survived by 24 nieces and nephews, and their families. He was born in New Ulm, MN on February 24, 1957. Attended St. Mary’s Catholic School, New Ulm Cathedral High School, and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration/Accounting from the University of St. Thomas. He worked in the Financial Planning industry his entire career. He was active in the Minnesota Financial Planning Association, including as Treasurer from 2006-2018. He was supportive, warm, welcoming, bright, devilishly handsome, and caring. He would always greet you with a smile and a Big Ginger. He was an avid and talented golfer, and the ultimate purveyor of dad jokes. His sense of humor was contagious and would fill up a room. He will be deeply missed. Visitation will be held at Cremation Society of Minnesota-Minneapolis, 4343 Nicollet Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55409 (612-825-2435), Wed (8/3), 4-8 PM. Funeral Mass Thur (8/4) 11:00 AM, at St. Joan of Arc Church, 4537 3rd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55419, visitation starting at 9:30 AM, luncheon to follow mass.
A Memorial Tree was planted for Robert
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Cremation Society of Minnesota