Allen Kurtis Eicher
September 28, 1953 – August 29, 2019
Allen Kurtis Eicher left this world to be with the Lord August 29, 2019 as a result of a plane crash in Lake County Montana near St. Ignatius.
Allen was born September 28, 1953 in Battle Creek, Michigan to Virgil Charles Eicher and Doris Lida (Eshbaugh) Eicher.
He graduated from Reitz High School in 1971 and then from ISUE in 1978 with degrees in Biology and Life Sciences. Allen retired from Peabody Energy in December, 2015 after 35 years as an Environmental Engineer/Reclamation. Allen was a member of First Christian Church in Evansville where he served as a church Elder.
Allen was an avid wood worker creating many specialty pieces including furniture, turned wooden bowls and many other unique artistic pieces. He enjoyed fishing, caring for his home and property, and was a trained falconer. He earned the rank of Eagle Scout. He was passionate about mission work at Pinehaven Christian Children's Ranch. Allen volunteered often at the Evansville Rescue Mission.
He was loved by all and is survived by his wife of 41 years, Kathryn (Weinert) Eicher; daughter Leah Eicher; in-laws include Pete and Carolyn Weinert-Newburgh, Bill and Patty Weinert-Evansville, Garry and Patti Pratt-Greenwood IN, Rick and Vicki Yunker-Gainesville FL, Steve Anderson-CO; nieces and nephews: Matthew Clagett, Thomas Clagett, Heather Perry, Rebecca Luccitti, Jamie Winklevoss, Rich Anderson, Katie Phelps, Sara Durbin, Lesley McDonnell, Emily Yunker, Tom Yunker.
Allen was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Ellen (Eicher) Anderson.
Visitation will be at Alexander West Chapel, 2100 W. Illinois on Thursday, September 5, 2019, from 3:00 to 7:30 p.m., with a prayer service at 7:30. A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, September 7, 2019, at 3:00 p.m. at First Christian Church, 2845 Beaumont Drive, Evansville, Indiana, 47725, with visitation from 2:00 p.m. until service time at church.
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations to First Christian Church or Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch and School, PO Box 940, St. Ignatius, MT, 59865. Condolences may be offered at www.AlexanderWestChapel.com.
- Kathryn Eicher, Wife
- Leah Eicher, Daughter
- Pete Weinert, In-laws
- Carolyn Weinert, In-laws
- Bill Weinert, In-laws
- Patty Weinert, In-laws
- Garry Pratt, In-laws
- Patti Pratt, In-laws
- Rick Yunker, In-laws
- Vicki Yunker, In-laws
- Steve Anderson, In-laws
- Several nieces and nephews
- Visitation Thursday, September 5, 2019
- Prayer Service Thursday, September 5, 2019
- A Celebration of Life Saturday, September 7, 2019
Allen Kurtis Eicher
September 4, 2019
I am Diana Murphy Scherer, My father George Murphy wanted to let your family know he is so sorry for your loss. Dad loved Curt like a son ,he always had time to help with his woodworking and dad loved to walk over and talk with Curt. He always had time for my dad who is is 92. Curt was a wonderful person and will be missed by everyone . God will take care of him.
September 2, 2019
Im so happy to know you and share high school and scouting with you. I loved camping the many times at VirgilsLand. You passed giving back to others. I hope to be as fortunate. The falcons are crying as they circle above to remember your kind heart. Ill always remember you Allen. Rest in peace and enjoy heaven!