Cole Ryan Eichelberger, 19, of Litchfield, passed away on Thurs., June 3, 2021, at 12:56 p.m. in HSHS St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. He was born on July 10, 2001, in Springfield, IL, a son of Christopher J. and Kimberly L. (Hollaway) Eichelberger. Cole graduated from Litchfield High School with the class of 2020. He fought a courageous battle with Duchenne muscular dystrophy during his short life. He was an amazing older brother with an infectious smile. Cole was a huge railfan and loved all things trains. He also loved any and all things football, especially the San Francisco 49ers. Cole was able to give to others by being an organ, eye, and tissue donor through The Gift of Hope. He is survived by:
His parents, Chris and Kim Eichelberger of Litchfield
1 brother, Chase Eichelberger of Litchfield
Grandparents, Judy (Jerry) Hauskins of Greenville, and Sandie Schoen of Staunton
Aunts and Uncles: Kevin Eichelberger of Litchfield, Stuart (Kim) Finley of Morton, Chad Eichelberger of Litchfield, Brett Pezold of Staunton, Mollee (Ali) Sultani of Prairie Village, KS.
Cousins: Kevin (Karisa) Eichelberger, Jr., Kyle (Sydney) Eichelberger both of Litchfield, Amber Finley of Peoria, and Heather (Ricardo) Lee of Las Vegas, NV.
Cole was preceded in death by his grandfather, John Eichelberger and great-grandparents, Everett and Lorene Schoen.
Services will be held on Wed., June 9, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. at Plummer Funeral Home. Rev. Jon Magnuson of Beacon Church of Litchfield, will officiate. Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until time of service. Memorials may be designated to Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (parentprojectmd.org) or the Monticello Railway Museum (mrym.org). Plummer Funeral Home in Litchfield is in charge of arrangements.
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