Henry T. “Hank” Eischeid
October 8, 1929 – February 3, 2019
The son of Henry J. and Lucinda (Godert) Eischeid, Henry “Hank” Eischeid was born in Halbur, Iowa and attended St. Augustine Grade School and Carroll High School. He entered the Air Force in 1950 during the Korean War and was honorably discharged as a Staff Sergeant in 1954. He and Florence Riesenberg were married on October 3, 1959 at Holy Angels Church in Roselle, Iowa. Before retiring in 1991, Mr. Eischeid had farmed for two years, served his country in the Air Force for four years, worked for John Deere in Waterloo, Iowa for three years, and was employed by AT&T in Omaha for thirty-two years. He had been a member of St. Gerald Catholic Church in Ralston, Nebraska since 1960 and was also a longtime member of Ralston American Legion Post 373.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Florence (Riesenberg) Eischeid; brothers, John Eischeid and Robert Eischeid. He is survived by four children: Carol Eischeid, Joseph Eischeid (Julie), Gregory Eischeid, and Jim Eischeid (Cindy); seven grandchildren: Megan Koch (Jake), Ryan McKean (Shannon), Jackie Thomas (Jack), Kevin Eischeid (Kim), Justin Eischeid (Alainna), Jessica Hord (Trent), and Mitchell Eischeid; nine great-grandchildren; two brothers: Dr. Thomas Eischeid and Dr. Raymond Eischeid (Julie); sister, JoAnn Brosnihan; many nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends on Friday, Feb. 8th from 5pm to 7pm at the West Center Chapel, followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Saturday, Feb. 9th at 10am at St. Gerald Catholic Church, 9602 “Q” St. Entombment: Calvary Mausoleum, with military honors by Ralston American Legion Post 373. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Ralston Fire Department.