Louise Arlene Eichelberger
Louise Arlene Eichelberger, 79, of Des Moines, formerly of Jesup, passed away October 6, 2021, at home in Des Moines from injuries obtained from a fall.

Louise was born September 29, 1942, in Lodi, Ohio to Lawrence and Florence (Metcalf) Welch. She graduated from Homer Local High School in 1960. Louise graduated with a secretarial degree from Columbus Business University. She married Warren Eichelberger in 1962.

Louise was best known for her love for her family and her gift of cooking and baking. She was regularly found in the kitchen baking a batch of her famous ginger cookies or watching her grandchildren and, later, great-grandchildren and showering them with little gifts and playing with them. She played the organ at her church, sang in the choir and was a huge prayer warrior for her family and friends. She enjoyed many different secretarial roles throughout her work career, her last as a pharmacy assistant, retiring from Walmart.

She is survived by her husband, Warren; her daughter Julie Eichelberger of Jesup, IA; daughter-in-law, Christy (Schrock) Eichelberger; 4 grandchildren, Amber Rueber, Corey Eichelberger, Katelyn Eichelberger and Caleb Eichelberger; 5 great-grandchildren, Kyra Johnson, Trinity, Jeffrey, Jaxon and Hunter Rueber; and a niece, Donna Welch of Columbus, OH. Louise was preceded in death by her parents; son, Dr. Kevin Eichelberger; and brothers, Lawrence Duane Welch and Carl Welch.

A graveside service is planned for Saturday, October 16, 2021 at 2:30 p.m. at the Altoona Cemetery for family and friends. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family for the charity of Louise’s choosing.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com.
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