November 3, 1948 ~ September 11, 2018
Virgil H. Eichenberger, age 69, of Elma, IA, passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday, September 11, 2018. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in North Washington, IA with Father Brian Dellaert celebrating Mass. Burial will be in Union Cemetery at Alta Vista, IA, with military rites provided by the Elma Ameriacan Legion Post #597. Visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00 PM on Friday, September 14, 2018 at Conway-Markham Funeral Home in Elma, IA and will continue one hour at the church prior to Mass. Online condolences for Virgil’s family may be left at www.conway-markhamfh.com. Memorials may be directed to his family. Virgil Herman Eichenberger was born on November 3, 1948 to Raymond and Agnes (Galing) Eichenberger in Elma, IA. Virgil attended and graduated from St. Mary’s School in North Washington in 1967. He entered the U.S. Army and was in the Vietnam Conflict. After he received his honorable discharge he returned home and was united in marriage to Alice Lechtenberg on January 16, 1971 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in New Hampton, IA. The couple made their home near Alta Vista where he farmed until 1988. They then moved to Warroad, MN where Virgil was employed by Marvin Windows. In 1991 he moved to Elma, IA where he was employed as a diesel mechanic until he retired. Virgil enjoyed touring the countryside looking at crops and visiting with family and friends. He also enjoyed fixing cars, lawn mowers and anything mechanical and spending time with his cats. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in North Washington, Alta Vista VFW and the Elma American Legion. Virgil is survived by his children Amy (Troy) Kupser of Monticello, MN, Jeanne Johnson of Warren, MN, Jason (Nicol) Eichenberger of Warroad, MN, Kim Eichenberger of Grand Forks, ND, and Jeremy Eichenberger of Warroad, MN; grandchildren, Jessica, Brianna, Ashlee, Rudy, Anthony, Grace, Pauline Axl and Beckett; brother Bernard (Eileen) Eichenberger of Alta Vista; sister Bernice (Rich) Toepfer of Charles City, IA and several nieces and nephews. Virgil is preceded in death by his parents Raymond and Agnes Eichenberger.