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Boonville Daily News - Boonville, MO
  • Morrell N. Eichen, 88

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  • Morrell N. Eichen, 88, of Carlinville, IL passed away Friday morning, November 2, 2012 at Heritage Manor in Carlinville. Morrell was born on June 25, 1924 to Otto and Mary "Tillie" (Williamson) Eichen in Carlinville, IL. He attended Carlinville High School and on April 4, 1948 he married Melba Klaus in Carlinville. Morrell was a farmer his entire life. He enjoyed restoring antique farm machinery, demonstrating old agricultural practices to younger generations, attending auctions and being with his family. Morrell remained an active volunteer with the tractor club until 2010 when poor health prevented him from continuing. Morrell is survived by his wife Melba; son, Lynn Eichen (Donna Coonrod) of Carlinville; daughter, Peggy Ann Eichen (Gary Burch) of Prairie Home, MO and a grandson, Sage Eichenburch. Morrell was preceded in death by his parents, Otto and Mary Eichen and two sisters, Marcella P. "Sally" Kaufman and Marilyn "Pat" Eichen. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at 2:30 p.m. at the Davis-Anderson Funeral Home in Carlinville with visitation from 1:30 p.m. till the time of service. Burial took place in Prairie Lawn Cemetery, Carlinville. Memorials are suggested to the Macoupin County Historical Society, Macoupin Agriculture Antique Association or the Eichen family. Online condolences can be given at www.davisandersonfuneralhome.com.
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