He was born on July 27, 1937, in Chatfield, Ohio to the late Morris and Goldie (Johnson) Eicher. William graduated from Chatfield High School in 1955 and served in the U.S. Army in 1955 to 1957. He retired from North Central Electrical Co-op in Attica after 39 years of service.
He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in New Washington and he enjoyed woodworking, landscaping, reading and attending family get-to-gethers. Bill also loved traveling and spending time in Florida in the winter.
He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Patricia A. (Moomaw) Hedden Eicher, whom he married on October 2, 1982; three children, Jill (Brian) Mitsch of Bradford, OH; Shelly (Tom) Richards of Plain City, OH; and David Eicher of Plain City, OH; six grandchildren, Sophie Eicher, Lindsey, Kristen and Nathan Richards, Chris and Ben Mitsch; three step children, Kim (Larry) Rice of Huron, OH; Craig (Connie) Hedden of Dublin, OH and Andrew Hedden of Willard; four step grandchildren, Amie (Jon) Hobson, Karis (David) Thiel, Graham and Matthew Hedden; three step great grandchildren, Saige Hobson, Margot Hobson and Lincoln Thiel; and a sister, Zona (Bob) Stillions of Mt. Vernon, OH.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his first wife, Jana (Darr) Eicher and two sisters, Zoa and Barbara.
Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at Secor Funeral Home in Willard, Ohio, where the funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Burial will follow at St. John's Lutheran Cemetery in New Washington, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made to the Kidney Foundation or St. John's Lutheran Church. Online condolences may be made to his family at www.secorfuneralhomes.com