IN MEMORIAM
(church newsletter)
 

We are again reminded on this solemn occasion we are all going down the valley one by one. The angel of the Lord has sounded the roll call for another of God's children in the person of Daniel Webster Eichenauer, who was the son of Tobias and Elizabeth (Smith) Eichenauer.
He was born in Hopewell Township, Mercer County, Ohio February 21, 1882, being the sixth of 10 children who graced the parental home, of which five brothers and one sister remain to mourn his departure. Abrupt was the ending of the earthly sojourn of this our son, companion, father, and brother, when on Tuesday evening, May 22, 1934 at 6:00 o'clock the deceased was accidentally killed by train, and all that was earthly- and mortal of Daniel grew lifeless and silent, while his spirit went to God, his Maker. The time of his sojourn with us was 52 years 3 months and one day.
Ah! Yes, this death was so unexpected and untimely, came as a great shock. Yet, whenever death comes we think it all too soon. Nevertheless, hovering near, as a comfort to our saddened hearts, we have the realization, that he who wastes not the raindrops, the blades of grass, nor the evening zephyrs, but makes them all carry out His eternal plan, has given immortality to the mortal and gathered to himself this the noble spirit of this our departed loved one.
Mr Eichenauer spent his entire life as a resident of Hopewell Township. His childhood and young manhood life was spent in the parental home, as an obedient and faithful son of the cherished circle.
On December 24, 1905 he was united in marriage to Flonnie E. Rhodes. This union was blessed with four children, namely: Albert Glenn Eichenauer, whose home is 139 Odli...Ave Dayton, Ohio; Daniel Dale; Leota Viola, 19 Bond Street Dayton Ohio, and Lavaun Bernadine at home. The first three years of his married life were spent on the farm which is now known as the Roy Eichenauer home, later moving to the home where he has spent the last 25 years of his life. The deceased leaves to mourn his going the aged father, Tobias Eichenauer, who was 83 years of age last December, the bosom companion and helpmeet and the four children and one daughter in law, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Glenn Eichenauer of Dayton Ohio; Dale Daniel, Leota Viola Eichenauer, 19 Bond Street, Dayton, Lavaun Bernadine at home, also four grandchildren, Glenn Merrill, Lelia Delore, Lois Arlene, and Robert Daniel Eichenauer. Five brothers and one sister remain to mourn his departure, namely Frank W., William H., Roy T., Benjamin H. and Richard R. Eichenauer and Mrs. Nora M. (Eichenauer) Bice, all residing near Celina, Ohio.
There also remains uncles, aunts, cousins, a host of nephews and nieces besides many other relatives, neighbors and friends.
Mrs. DW Eichenauer is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. AT Rhodes of Celina, Ohio. The deceased was preceded in death by his mother Elizabeth (Smith) Eichenauer, June 6, 1929; also two brothers and one sister who died in infancy.
The subject of this biography was converted and joined the Hope Evangelical Church when but a very young man and has remained a life long member, during which time, at intervals, he held official positions in the church. Dan, as he was perhaps better known, was quiet unassuming and sedate in his manner of life. Never did he have much to say but did would remark that he could not say much but believed in living the life he professed.
To all who heard him on last Sunday night, it will be a cherished memory of his last public testimony which he made on behalf of his Christ and his personal knowledge of salvation from sin. Many have remarked, relative to having noted the special spirit of cheerfulness, and the smile from this our loved one; on this Tuesday, the day that marked the time of his translation terrestrial to the realm of celestial. Burial Buck Cemetery, Celina, Ohio.


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