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Wilbur Lynn Eichler

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Wilbur Lynn Eichler
Fox Company 68-69
Senior Corpsman
"Doc Ike"

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JUNE 16, 1946 - MAY 31, 2020

Wilbur "Ike" Eichler, 73, of Lehigh Acres passed away Sunday, May 31, 2020. He was born in Pittsburgh, PA on June 16, 1946. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Lehigh Acres, The American Legion, the VFW, the Moose, and Disabled American Veterans. He was a US Navy veteran who served in Vietnam as a Navy Corpsman attached to Fox Company 2nd Bn 1st Marines. Ike attended Iowa Wesleyen University prior to serving in Vietnam. He later completed his A.A. degree at Anne Arundel Community College. He was actively involved with the PTA while his daughters were in school and was a volunteer coach for high school and college basketball programs. He was preceded in death by his parents Wilbur and Dorothy Eichler, and his brothers, Bill and Bob Eichler. Ike is survived by his wife, Kathleen; his children: Lisa (Peter) Smith, Suzanne Eichler, Holli (Rick) Carullo and Katie (Stevie) Sullivan; his grandchildren: Alaina Smith, Patrick Smith, Julia Smith, Noah Carullo and Jeramy Carullo; his sister Sally Kaltenbach and many nieces, nephews and close friends. A Service of Remembrance will be held at Hodges Funeral Home at Lee Memorial Park at a future date. Memorial contributions in his name would be appreciated to the American Heart Association or to the USO at USO.org. For Info call Hodges Funeral Home at (239) 334-4880.

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