OBITUARY: Henry ‘Hank’ Eickhoff III
October 7, 2011
Henry “Hank” Eickhoff III, was born on May 2, 1925 at Stanford Hospital in San Francisco CA. He passed away in his home of 45 years in Tahoe Keys on October 2, 2011 in South Lake Tahoe CA.
He was the only son of Henry and Ruth (Leavitt) Eickhoff of San Francisco CA. Hank married his childhood sweetheart, Frances Grace Fiesel, also of San Francisco, who preceded him in death in 1994. He spent the last 15 years with his significant other, Janette Decker.
Together Hank and Frances had three lovely daughters: Linda E. Rife (Stateline NV), Susan E. Davis (Minden NV), and Sallie E. Lincoln (Carson City NV). Hank was the grandfather of Rachelle E. Campbell of Herriman UT and Frances B. Lincoln of Truckee CA. He was the great grandfather to Rachelle’s daughter, Aleutia B. Campbell.
The Eickhoff family moved to South Lake Tahoe from Pacifica CA in 1966; deciding that the Bay area was becoming overcrowded. Hank’s favorite sport was boating of all kinds. He also enjoyed sailing miniature sailboats. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard, where he taught seamanship for 41/2 years. He was a member of the American Legion and the Disabled Veterans of America. He had many various interests and stayed busy.
Graveside service will be held at Happy Homestead Cemetery
Tuesday • October 11, 2011 • 11:00 am
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in lieu of flowers, please donate to the charity of your choice in hank’s name.