A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, at St. Bronislava Catholic Church in Plover, with Msgr. Jeffrey D. Burrill officiating. Burial with full military honors will be in the parish cemetery.
Visitation will be at the church from 9 to 10:15 a.m. Wednesday.
Shuda Funeral Services assisted with arrangements. Condolences may be offered online at www.shudafuneral.com.
Mr. Eichendorf was born July 12, 1928, in Stevens Point, a son of the late Joseph and Laura (Betker) Eichendorf. He attended St. Peter School in Stevens Point and Roosevelt School in Plover. He also attended P. J. Jacobs High School.
He entered the U.S. Army Sept. 25, 1948. He served in the occupational forces in Japan and also in Korea as a weapons infantry leader. In Japan he served with the 1st Calvary, Heavy Mortar, 7th Regiment. In Korea he served with I Company, 2nd Infantry Division, 23rd Regiment. He earned two bronze camp stars and the combat infantry badge. He fought on Bloody Ridge and Heartbreak Ridge. He was honorably discharged in July 1952 as a sergeant first class.
He was married to Ann Worzalla May 9, 1953, at St. Bronislava Catholic Church.
He retired in 1994 from Basic American Foods.
He was a member of Palash-Platt American Legion Post 543, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10262 and Disabled American Veterans Post 30.
Survivors include his wife, Ann, Plover; one son, Michael, Stevens Point; and two sisters, Carol Pliska, Plover, and Joyce Farley, Clearwater, Fla.
He was also preceded in death by two infant sons, one infant daughter, three sisters and one brother.