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Ruben Eichman

March 8, 1928 — October 17, 2017

Ruben Eichman Jr., age 89, died October 17, 2017 at his home in Liberal, KS. He was born March 8, 1928 in Russell, KS, the son of Ruben and Ella Nora (Reinhardt) Eichman.

He graduated from Russell High School in 1946.

On November 14, 1948 he married Violet Gideon in Russell, Kansas.

In 1955, they moved to Shawnee, Oklahoma working for Schlumberger. In 1962, he was transferred to Liberal. Ruben also worked for Gearhart Inc. until his retirement in 2001. After his retirement he worked at Liberal Safety Lane until 2014.

On May 30, 1978 he married Thelma Garth. She preceded him in death in 2006.

Ruben was an avid fisherman. He would spend his time fishing on his pontoon boat at Wilson Reservoir. He was an expert at fish stories. At the end of each summer, he would have a family fish fry with the Walleye he had caught. This became a favorite family tradition. He cheered the KC Royals thru baseball season and KC Chiefs thru the football season.

He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church.

Survivors include

Children Ray (Rhonda) Eichman Liberal, KS
Richard (Lorraine) Eichman Fort Cobb, OK
Ragena (Rick) Harnden Weatherford, OK
Rebecca (John Sr) Todd Liberal, KS
Rachelle (Les) Moss Goddard, KS
Ruben (Angela) Eichman Liberal, KS
Tammy (Tyce) Davis Liberal, KS

Grandchildren Rocky (Jason) Greer Wichita, KS
Renda (Eric) Glover Goddard, KS
John Todd Jr. Liberal, KS
Ryan (Bono) Harnden El Reno, OK
Megan (James) Biddy Fort Cobb, OK
Rene (Jared) Hightower Yukon, OK
Cord Moss Fowler, KS
Samantha (Jordan) Foland Wichita, KS
Morgan (Ryan) Brown Woodward, OK
Brett (Stephanie) Combs Okinawa, Japan
Jace Bost Liberal, KS

Great Grandchildren Trey, Drew, Mason Charbonneau Wichita, KS
Halee and Logan Glover Goddard, KS
Emerson Harnden Blackwell, OK
Jaide and Baylor Hightower Yukon, OK
Charlie, Austyn, and Krosbie Foland Wichita, KS
Crew Biddy Fort Cobb, OK
Jovi Brown Woodward, OK
Step Grandchildren Raquel Warden Hays, KS
Jace Alvarez Liberal, KS
Kinley Greer Chickasha, OK
Trey and Jake Biddy Fort Cobb, OK
Sister Naida Palmer Howard, KS
Brother Gary (Ida) Eichman Russell, KS

He is also survived by his Special cat “Kit Kat”.

He was preceded in death by his parents Ruben and Ella Nora Eichman, his wife Thelma Eichman, brothers Ronnie, Robert, Jerry Eichman, and sisters Violetta Balloun, Normy Dumler, Karlene Lesage.

Funeral service will be 1:00PM, October 20, 2017 at the Grace Lutheran Church in Liberal, KS with Pastor Andrew Wehling presiding. Burial will follow services at Liberal Cemetery.

Visitation will be Thursday, October 19, 2017 from 5pm – 8pm with the family present at Brenneman Funeral Home to greet friends.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Grace Lutheran Church in care of the Brenneman Funeral Home 1212 W. 2nd Liberal, KS 67901.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Thursday, October 19, 2017

5:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Hornung Family Funeral Home

1212 W. 2nd, Liberal, KS 67901

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Friday, October 20, 2017

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

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