Life Story / Obituary
Ethel Eichenberger, age 90, of Holland, passed away Sunday, August 27, 2017 at her home.
It is with a mix of sadness and great joy we the family of Ethel celebrate her life with family and friends. She was a wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, and sister. Ethel was a lifetime Bible student, Bible teacher, VBS director, Christmas program director, athlete, and a Magna Cum Laude student. She was humble, selfless, lover of all persons, enemy to no one, and a true woman of God. Ethel gave of herself to everyone without asking anything in return. The lessons learned from her example will be generational. Rest well Ethel Mae Eichenberger because you have fought the good fight and by now have heard “the” words all followers of Jesus hear“Well done good and faithful servant, enter and rest.”
Ethel was preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Nina (Lyons) Sumner; brother, Roy Sumner; son-in-law, Elliott Hansen.
Surviving is her husband, Glenn of 66 years; children, Mike and Marion Eichenberger and Deb Hansen; grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Brian and Susan Hansen (Toby and Brogan), Carrie Hansen (Brina and Karlee), Cassandra and Chris Trahan (Taylor, Baily, and Zenaya), Benjamin and Karlee Eichenberger (Klara), Chelsea and Brad Winn (Korban and Nevelle), and Heather and Julian Lopez (Jailyn and Atlas); sister-in-law, Martha McGlashan; nephews and nieces.
Funeral services will be 1:30 pm Friday (September 1) at Holland First Assembly of God Church, 1331 East 16th Street, with Pastor Mike Houser officiating.
Burial will be in Restlawn Memorial Gardens.
Visitation will be 6-8 pm Thursday (August 31) at the Dykstra Funeral Home-Mulder Chapel, 188 West 32nd Street.