Henry T. “Hank” Eischeid

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.



  • Rainy (Riesberg) Schieffer Posted February 4, 2019 8:08 pm

    I’m sorry for your loss. Hank came to my mom’s funeral. It was good to renew friendships

  • Brooke Ossenkop Posted February 5, 2019 7:22 am

    Carol and family, I am so sorry for your loss. May you be lifted in prayer and blessed with joyful memories to treasure.

  • Denise kean Posted February 5, 2019 9:45 am

    Uncle Hank was a very sweet & kind man. He showed interest in me through the years & was an encouraging person. He will be missed! Sincerely, Denise Kean

  • John chester Posted February 5, 2019 10:58 am

    Iam sorry for loss he was a great gentlmen god be with you

  • Mark hilger Posted February 5, 2019 6:26 pm

    Joe sorry for the lost of your dad ,&julie sorry for your lost of your father in law

  • Mona Posted February 6, 2019 1:13 pm

    So sorry for your lost Carol and Ryan,
    Hank and I had some good laughs when I waiting on him Taco night at Jimbos and always had a draft beer. It was obvious he loved his family so very much!

  • Kenneth Posted February 7, 2019 10:08 am

    To Henry “Hank’s” Famlly: I have known Hank for 16 years. I met Hank through my brother, Joe at the Ralston American Legion. Hank was a fellow Iowan, which makes him a good guy. I was born at Buck Grove, Iowa which is between Defiance and Dunlap, Iowa. May Hank’s soul Rest In Peace.

  • Kenneth Herman: Posted February 7, 2019 10:22 am

    I have known Hank for 16 years. I met Hankthrouh my brother, Joe, at the Ralston AmericanLegion. Hank Ls a good guy as he was a fellow Iowan. I was born at Buck Grove, Iowa which is half way between Defiance and Buck Grove, Iowa. May. Hank’’s soul Rest In Peace.

  • Renee and Kraig Lux Posted February 7, 2019 11:08 am

    So sorry for you loss. Remember spending lots of time with Uncle Hank! Prayers to your entire family.

  • Bob & Colleen Vojtech Posted February 7, 2019 11:39 am

    Our condolences to Hank’s family from Rowlett, TX. We have fond memories of Hank and my dad Dave Vojtech on their many adventures traveling together to the southwest through Texas in years past. We also enjoyed our visits with Hank while visiting my dad at Fountainview. May Hank rest in peace and may God bring you peace and comfort.

  • Blue Knight LEMC – NE II Posted February 7, 2019 3:53 pm


    Your brothers and sister of the Blue Knights LEMC – NE II send our deepest blessings to you, your family and friends for your loss. If you need anything in this time of need, please know you can count on your Blue Knight Family.

  • Jack and Sharon Posted February 8, 2019 3:34 pm

    Our prayers go out to your family and Hank. We got to know him when Sharon’s mom was there at fountain view. We will miss him.

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