Walter L. "Ike" Eichenlaub, 82, Sandusky, passed away late Sunday evening, May 11, 2008, in Firelands Regional Medical Center, Main Campus, Sandusky, after a brief illness.
Born in Sandusky, Feb. 6, 1926, he graduated in 1943 from Sandusky High School.
Ike was the owner and operator of Eichenlaub's Garage for over 60 years. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Ohio Camera Collectors Society of Columbus, Ohio, and a former member of Firelands Geology Club of Norwalk. He enjoyed rock hunting along rivers and quarries and loved going to garage sales.
He is survived by his wife of60 years, married June 21, 1947, Grace M. (Burkett) Eichenlaub; son, James W. (Juli Russell) Eichenlaub of Marion, Ohio; and granddaughter, Jessica Grace Eichenlaub.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter E. and Thelma M. (Lang) Eichenlaub.
Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Thursday in David F. Koch Funeral Home, 520 Columbus Ave., Sandusky. Funeral services will be11 a.m. Friday in the funeral home; Pastor John Mawhirter will officiate. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery, Sandusky.
Contributions may be made to Ohio Cancer Research Associates, 50 W. Broad St., Ste. 1132, Columbus, OH 43215 or Zion Lutheran Church, 503 Columbus Ave., Sandusky, OH 44870.