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George William Eickhoff

George William Eickhoff, 94, of Huntington, passed away at 9:20 pm Thursday, November 23, 2023 at Heritage Pointe of Huntington. 

George was a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church and was a 1947 graduate of Huntington Township High School. After serving in the United States Army during the Korean War. he received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Ball State Teachers College, majoring in mathematics education. 

In 1955, George married Barba Jean Fox, and they spent a wonderful 68 years together. In 1965 he taught part-time at St. Francis College in Ft. Wayne and two years later he was accepted as a full-time assistant professor of mathematics. While there he also taught part-time at Huntington College, specializing in mathematics for elementary teachers. He retired in 1993. In 2016 the University of Saint Francis conferred on him the degree Doctor of Humane Letters, 

George loved family get-together's, reading, church activities, playing the piano, collecting toy replicas of farm tractors, and membership in the Ageless Iron Tractor Club of Roanoke. 

Survivors include his Wife, Barba; Sister, Anita M. Prout of Huntington; four children, Paul Eickhoff, John (Rhonda) Eickhoff, Joseph (Julie) Eickhoff, and Lisa (John) Fortini. He was blessed with seven grandchildren, Amanda Eickhoff, Olivia (Gregory) Toy, Lauren (Ryan) Tosland, Hannah Eickhoff, Michael Fortini, Elizabeth Fortini, Meredith Fortini; and 3 Great Grandchildren, Ava Toy, Carson Toy, and Nolan Tosland. He is preceded in death by his Father, Henry Eickhoff, Mother, Amanda Eickhoff, and twin brother, Fredreick Eickhoff. 

Visitation will be from 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm Tuesday, November 28, 2023 at St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church, 648 North LaFontaine Street, Huntington, IN. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Tuesday, November 28, 2023 at St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church with Rev. Timothy Lorenz officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery in Huntington. 

Preferred memorials may be made in memory of George to the St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church, in care of Bailey-Love Mortuary, 35 West Park Drive, Huntington, IN, 46750. 

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