|Peter “Pete” Harold Eichhorn
October 7, 1952–June 13, 2015
|Peter “Pete” Harold Eichhorn, 62, of Wyoming, passed away June 13, 2015 at home surrounded by his family following a lengthy battle with cancer.
Pete was born October 7, 1952 in Anamosa, Iowa to John and Margaret (Deischer) Eichhorn. After graduating from Midland Community High School in 1970, Pete attended Iowa State University, graduating in 1974 with a B. A. in Ag Business. In 1975 Pete moved to Molokai, Hawaii where he worked for Hawaiian Research Ltd., until retiring in 2000.
On June 23, 1984 he married Jade Stevens on Molokai, in Hawaii.
In August 2000, Pete and his family, which by then included two children, relocated to Wyoming, Iowa. Pete served on the Jones County 4-H Youth Committee, as well as the Jones County Community Foundation board.
He could often be found driving the trails on his farmland in his old military Willys Jeep, tending to the land and the trees he planted, hunting for mushrooms, and simply enjoying the wildlife around him. Pete especially loved ocean activities and fishing anytime, anywhere with friends and family. In recent years he became interested in beekeeping and began his own apiary.
His family will always remember his free spirit, kind heart, contagious laugh, and his great love for his wife and children.
Pete is survived by his wife Jade of Wyoming, sons Cameron (Addie) of North Liberty, daughter Lindsay of Waverly, father-in-law and mother-in-law Paul and Marion Stevens of Molokai, HI; brothers Phil (Carol) Eichhorn of Lake City, Jim Eichhorn of Wyoming, Doug (Val) Eichhorn of Coralville; sisters Lois Fulton (Tim) of Kenosha, WI and Patricia Eichhorn of Fort Collins, CO; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister-in-law Carol Hobart Eichhorn, infant nephew Jeffrey Eichhorn , and brother-in-law Brad Stevens.
Pete’s family will greet friends during visitation at the Lahey Funeral Home in Wyoming on Friday, June 19th from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Camp Wyoming.
Submitted by: Janet A. Brandt
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