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Redwood Falls Gazette
  • Mark Eichten

  •   Mark Eichten, 90, of Lake City, died Friday evening, June 29, 2012 at his home in Lake City. The funeral mass for Mark E. Eichten will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 7, at St. Mary of the Lake Catholic Church in Lake City with Pastor Joseph P. Pete officiating. Burial will be i...
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  •   The funeral mass for Mark E. Eichten will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 7, at St. Mary of the Lake Catholic Church in Lake City with Pastor Joseph P. Pete officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Lake City. Mark Eichten, 90, of Lake City, died Friday evening, June 29, 2012 at his home in Lake City. Mark Eugene Eichten was born January 3, 1922 in Willow Lake Township, Redwood County, to Alfred and Florence (Schlumpberger) Eichten. He attended schools in Lamberton and Nazareth Hall in St. Paul.  On November 30, 1944 he married Mary Ann Skoblik at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Seaforth; she died July 24, 2011.  Mark farmed near Wanda in Willow Lake Township, and was also an assistant manager of Lake Shetek State Park near Tracy for two-and-a-half years before moving to Lake City in 1972. He was park manager of Frontenac State Park starting in 1971 and continued to work for the DNR until 1987 when he retired.  Mark was a member of St. Mary of the Lake Catholic Church in Lake City, Knights of Columbus, Catholic Order of Foresters and a former member of Lake City Kiwanis Club, Toastmasters and Lake City Garden Club. He enjoyed spending time hunting, fishing, gardenin, and woodworking. Mark is survived by eight daughters, Mary Levesque of Westbrook, Maine, Ann (Barry) Weber of Morgan, Rita (Ralph) Thompson of Troutdale, Ore., Theresa Eichten, of Lake City, Karen (Larry) Johnson of Nelson, Wis., Kristine Miller of Los Lunas, N.M., Florence (Peter) Landsteiner of San Antonio, Texas and Rose Eichten of Lake City; five sons, Mike (ReNee) Eichten of Lamberton, Mark G. (Sharon) Eichten of North Mankato, Eugene (Karen) Eichten of Jordan, Gerard Eichten of Mora and Charles Eichten of Lake City; daughter-in-law, Lucia Eichten of Wabasso; 25 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Marion Schulte of Apple Valley and Teresa Grupe of Apache Junction, Ariz.; two brothers, Francis Eichten of Walnut Grove and Alfred G. (Marge) Eichten of Mankato.   He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; one son, Marvin; one grandson, Jordan Weber; one granddaughter, Loretta Miller and one son-in-law, Rod Levesque. Friends and family may visit from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, July 6, at the Schleicher Funeral Homes, Lake City Chapel in Lake City and one hour prior to the service at the Church Saturday. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Schleicher Funeral Homes, Lake City Chapel, in Lake City.  Guest register may be signed online at  www.schleicherfuneralhomes.com.

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