Dolores M. Eicher, 92 of West Salem died on March 15, 2021 surrounded by family. Dolores was born July 12, 1928, in Rittman, Ohio to Harold Totten and Faye (Still) Totten Ginther. Dolores married the love of her life of 73 years Paul L. Eicher on February 16, 1947. Dolores was a devoted wife, a loving mother and a dedicated farmer’s wife. Dolores was very active in her community. Some of her memberships included: Congress Community Church, WCW, Church Women United, Legion Post 499 Auxiliary, TOPS, Wayne County Care Center Auxiliary, Ohio Holstein Women, West Salem Elementary School PTA, Hobby Club and Home Makers. Dolores was a licensed baker in the state of Ohio for over 40 years. She made cookies for the Red Cross Blood Drives, desserts for Meals and More, pies for the Green Leaf Restaurant, The Kaffee Haus, West Salem Pizza Pad, Cinnamon Lake Restaurant and Hickory Lake Campgrounds. She would cook meals for the construction teams on a mission trip to Gulfport, Mississippi after hurricane Katrina. Dolores also fulfilled many private orders for Weddings, Anniversaries and Graduations.
Surviving Dolores, are children: Connie Franks of Wooster, Pat (Steve) Knight of West Salem, Chuck (Sara) Eicher of West Salem and Rob (Carrie) Eicher of Boardman; son-in-law, Allen Wilkes of Wooster; 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. She was preceded by infant daughter Barbara Ann, daughter Kathy Wilkes, son-in-law Ed Franks, infant great grandson Hunter Wilkes, brothers James and Wallace Totten and husband Paul.
Sunday, March 21, 2021 there will be calling hours at Congress Community Church from 1 to 3 PM. Immediately following will be a Celebration of Life service with Pastor Tadd Sponseller officiating. The service will be live streamed on Congress Community Church Facebook page. The burial will follow the service. Matteson Funeral Home in West Salem is assisting the family. Social distancing and masks are appreciated. The family would find great comfort if you share a memory or picture of Dolores on the funeral home’s website at mattesonfh.com In Iieu of flowers, please consider contributions to: Life Care Hospice, 1900 Akron Road, Wooster, Ohio 44691, Congress Community Church WCW, 10691 Franchester Road, West Salem, Ohio 44287 or Mohican Church Grocery Bag Ministry, 7759 Elyria Road, West Salem, Ohio 44287.
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