Edward Christian Eickhoff

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Always referred to within the Russell Retter family as "Uncle Ed," Ed Eickhoff was the youngest child of Herman Henry and Barbara Daler Eickhoff.  Ed was born March 27, 1900 and died April 25, 1983.  Ed spent much of his life in California and worked for a time in Hollywood in the film industry.  His service in World War I came when he was just 18 years old.  Both he and next older brother Harry spent time in France.  Ed married Blanche Slanker whose family moved from Pennsylvania to Dayton, Ohio early in her life.  The marriage produced one child, Mildred, and Mildred had two children, Bonnie Leiter Aveyard and Harold "Skeeter" Leiter.  (Photo courtesy of Bonnie Aveyard from the Blanche Slanker Eickhoff collection.)