Condolence & Memory Journal

Dear Ron and Sue, Just a note that I am praying for this precious memory in your heart with the anniversary coming up. Numbers 6: 24-26 comforts me many times as well.

Posted by Katherine Disher - Fort Wayne, IN   March 08, 2019


To the family of Ronald L. Eichel, (Angie & Jesse)
With our "most deepest" sympathy in the loss of your dear son & brother. It is very hard now when we see our friends losing their children & siblings. Angie & Jesse, it was very good to see you, but not under the circumstances. You continue to be in our thoughts & in our prayers.
We are in a group called, The Compassionate Friends, that supports family after a child dies. It is a self-help organization that is open to all bereaved families that have experienced the death of a child, sibling, or grandchild from any cause, at any age, from pre-birth to adulthood. The mission of, The Compassionate Friends, is to assist families toward the positive resolution of grief following the death of a child & to provide information to help others be supportive.
At the meetings we share our experiences resulting from our child's death, & how we deal with those experiences. The chance to talk & share & listen is so important in the grieving process. If you ever are interested in attending, there is no time frame in which to start coming. Come when you think you are ready to meet others who understand how you feel. There is a chapter in Fort Wayne that meets the first Tuesday of every month at 7:30pm - 9:30pm with the exception of July & December.
First Presbyterian Church in Room 303
300 W. Wayne Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
Corner of W. Wayne & Webter Streets
Parking off of Berry Street
Our chapter offers a bi-monthly newsletter & has a Lending Library with Grief Related Material. In July there is a Balloon Release/Picnic at Lakeside Park & in December Candle Light Service.
National Office ~ Toll Free:

Posted by Keith & Michelle Amstutz - Fort Wayne, IN - Friends Who Care!   April 24, 2012

Angie and Jesse and family,
We are sending you our Heartfelt sympathy and caring prayers for each of you and your family. Wishing you love and comfort in the days ahead.

We always enjoyed Ronnie's warm personality!
In Sympathy, Ken , Jean and Drew Fishbaugh

Posted by Jean Fishbaugh - Spencerville, IN - friend   March 24, 2012

Dear Ron and Suzy and family,

We send our sincere sympathy to you in the loss of your grandson, Ron. Our hearts ache for your family. As I mentioned in the e-card we continue to pray for you and the only other way we know that may bring some comfort are verses that have helped us when we have gone through trials. The following passage has been special to us and hope it will be to you:

Can anything ever separate us from Christ's love? Does it mean he no longer loves us if we have trouble or calamity, or are persecuted, or hungry, or destitute, or in danger, or threatened with death? ......... No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us. And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God's love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow -- nothing can separate us from God's love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below -- indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord" Romans 8:35 - 39

Posted by Dave and Kay Disher - Fort Wayne, IN   March 19, 2012


Ronnie was quite the character....I'll never forget our times in Drama, esp. the auditions! My condolences to his friends and family, he will be missed.

Posted by Mandie 'Pierce' Foss - Fort Wayne, IN - HS Friend   March 18, 2012

May the Lord give you peace that passes all understanding at this difficult time. You and your family are in our prayers.

Posted by joitta delagrange berkey - sarasota, FL - leo high school   March 17, 2012

Our prayers are with all of you. May God be with you during this difficult time.

Posted by Mike and Jayne Heller - Leo, IN   March 17, 2012


Sorry to hear of the loss of your son. Always remember that he will be with you every day in your heart. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Posted by Alan Case - Lehigh Acres, FL - Leo High School Classmate - 1981   March 17, 2012

i am so very sorry to hear of your loss. I can not imagine what you are going through. My prayers are with you.

Posted by Jane Stout - 81 classmate   March 16, 2012

My deepest sympathy to you, Angie, Jesse and family. May Jesus hold you close in His grace and peace, now and always.

Posted by Rita (Kaiser) Osborne - SPENCERVILLE, IN - HS friend of Angie, Leo staff   March 16, 2012

My sympathies on your thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

Posted by Kent MIller - Fort Wayne, IN   March 16, 2012

You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Gary and Kim Cooper - Leo, IN   March 16, 2012


Angie & family,

We add our deepest sympathy for your loss and heartache...asking for you to be comforted tenderly in the Love that only Jesus can give.

Posted by Melissa & Eric Garrison - Columbia, SC - Friends of Angie & family   March 15, 2012

To all of Ronnie's family,
I am deeply sorry for this loss. It is never easy to say goodbye, but he leaves behind a precious little girl who will be a lovely reminder of the good man he was. I am with you in sorrow and prayer.

Posted by Sheryl Redlin-Frazier - College Grove, TN - family friend   March 15, 2012

So sorry Angie to hear about Ron, I use to work with him at Grabill Bank. May GOD give you peace that passes all understanding in this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you.Sue Hartman

Posted by A friend   March 15, 2012

We are so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May God Bless your entire family and ease the pain that you are suffering.
John, Connie and Brett

Posted by John, Connie and Brett - PLEASANT LAKE, IN - Co-Worker   March 15, 2012


Angie, My heart is deeply saddened with your loss, I pray for confort and understanding for you and your family. Love ya.

Posted by Richard Tucker - Mooresville, NC - Friend Of Angie   March 15, 2012

Ron & Sue, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Posted by Tom & Sue Stillwell - Fremont In. and Lady Lake Fl, IN - Friends of Ron & sue   March 15, 2012

Praying that our Heavenly Father's love comforts you at this time of great loss.S

Posted by Allen &Glenda Olson - Fort Wayne, IN - Friends of Ron & Sue   March 15, 2012

Praying for God's comfort during this time of great loss... Angie, Jesse, and the entire family!

Posted by Nikki West Cooper - Wesley Chapel, FL   March 15, 2012

Praying that the peace and love of our Great God will surround the Eickel family at this time of sorrow. Love & Prayers to all.

Posted by CJ & Ann Miller - Leo, IN - Friends   March 15, 2012


I hadn't got to see Ronnie in a few years, but I will never forget the great times we had in the drum sectionin high school. Even though we didn't see each other much lately, I will always remember and miss you Ron.

Posted by Joe Acra - Ft. Wayne, IN   March 15, 2012

The Eichel Family
Sorry to hear of your loss. Our prayers will be with the family during these difficult times.

Posted by David Carper - Washington, GA   March 14, 2012

We are lifting you up in prayer, Our love goes out to you.

Posted by Dennis & Lori Gerke - Grabill, IN   March 14, 2012

We trained together @ Frontier. Ron was such a funny person. Always made me laugh along with everyone else in our class. He will be missed soooo much. Wonderful person. Eichel family you are in my thoughts & prayers.

Posted by Tonia Fox - Fort Wayne, IN - friend / co-worker   March 14, 2012

Doris, Ron, Sue, Angela,
We are so sorry for the loss of your great grandson, grandson, and son.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May God keep you in His loving
care and comfort you in this difficult time.
Jim & Linda Sanders

Posted by Jim & Linda Sanders - Fort Wayne, IN - second cousin   March 14, 2012

Ronnie was a dear friend to me in high school. I will always remember his fun, light-hearted way of life. He had the ability to make me laugh at any occasion. My prayers are with his family and friends at this time. May the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, guard your hearts and minds. Ronnie will never be forgotten.

Posted by Katie (Sjoberg) Yonke - Kenosha, WI - High School friend   March 14, 2012


Fond memories of little Ronnie at the lake after Vulcraft picnics. So full of life, & well loved by his family and friends. Our hearts and prayers go out to Angie, we are so very sorry for your loss.

Posted by Mark & Donna Johanningsmeier - fort wayne, IN - friend of the family   March 14, 2012

Ron was one of the funniest, just plain nice people I ever met. He made our training class easier for everyone.

Posted by Karen Geiser - Ft Wayne, IN - worked with Ron at Frontier   March 14, 2012

Angie, In our thoughts and prayers. God bless you

Posted by Scott Gifford - Valley Head, AL - Friend   March 14, 2012

We are SO sorry. Our thoughts and prayers are with all. Ronnie was a great friend for our son. He will be missed.

Posted by Sue and Jeff Testin - Jackson, WI - Parents of Scott   March 14, 2012


My heart breaks for your loss - please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God's loving hand help heal your sorrow and touch your heart with peace.

Brad, Gina, Emily and Katie Voelz

Posted by Gina Voelz - Warsaw, IN - family friend   March 14, 2012

Ron&Sue and families,
So sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you.

Posted by Dan & Lisa Leeper - Grabill, IN   March 14, 2012

We were sorry to hear of the death of your son Angie. We pray for peace in this very difficult time.

Posted by Jerry & Phyllis Crothers - Leo, IN   March 14, 2012

So sorry to hear of your loss. We will be praying for your family that God would be your comforter in the days to come.

Posted by Rachael Scott (Shepler) - Pueblo West, CO - Friend From Leo   March 14, 2012

My heart goes out to his family and friendshe will be greatly missed. We love you Ronnie

Posted by Lisa Bowley (Likens) - ft wayne, IN - high school friend   March 14, 2012


I will be praying for comfort and peace for the whole family.

Posted by Gena Stier Stamets - High School Friend   March 14, 2012

Such a fun loving friend. It has been probably 10 years or more since I have seen you, but I have memories from growing up in school together that I will never forget. May you Rest In Peace. My thoughts and prayers are with your family and loved ones.

Posted by Thano Genos - MD - Old High School Friend   March 14, 2012


Words cannot express how heavy our hearts are. Praying for the family that God will hold you in the palm of HIs hand to lead you and guide you during this difficult time.

Posted by Bob and Lori Steward - Belmont, NC - second cousin   March 14, 2012

Last week Ronnie called me and we had a serious talk and he stated he loved me and I said I loved him too. I'll miss you forever Ronnie my best buddy.

Posted by Kyle Kocks - New Haven, IN - Best Friend   March 14, 2012


May precious loving memories bring you Comfort for today, Strength for tomorrow and Peace in the days ahead. Our Prayers are with you all. <

Posted by Kristine Cooper - Leo, IN - Friend of the Family   March 13, 2012

Ronnie was a friend of my kids, Katie, Adam and Rachel Sjoberg. He was a familiar face at our house when Grabill Missionary Church youth would come over. I loved Ronnie's sense of humor. Just a really nice and fun guy to be around. We are very saddened by your loss and our prayers go up for the entire family.
David and Susie Sjoberg

Posted by David Sjoberg - Edwardsburg now but Grabill , MI - knew him through my kids   March 13, 2012

We are so saddened by this news and our prayers are with you all. Ronnie had such a lively, loving, generous spirit. He will always be remembered with fondness.

Posted by Mace & Lynne Marquardt    March 13, 2012


We just wantd to take this time to extend our thoughts and prayers to all of the Eichel family! We are so sorry for your loss!! Heaven has gained another angel! May you R.I.P. Ronnie!! May God be with all of you!! Love from Scott & Sheila Caywood and family

Posted by Scott and Sheila Caywood - Ft. Wayne, IN - Friend of the family   March 13, 2012


Our Thoughts and Prayers are with the whole Eichel family!
May GOD bless each and every one of you!

Posted by Nicole Millet ( Carper) - Harlan, IN - family friend   March 13, 2012

I will rember this beautiful young man forever in my heart. Smiling, laughing, joking and up to some little mischief with my son and his friends in my home. May he rest God's peaceful love. God Bless Angie and little Isabelle.

Posted by Valerie - Grabill, IN - son's friend   March 13, 2012