Bert H. Eickhoff

Born: Wed., Jul. 20, 1960
Died: Tue., Dec. 22, 2020


3:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Mon., Dec. 28, 2020
Location: Trinity Lutheran Church

Family Funeral Service

10:30 AM Tue., Dec. 29, 2020
Location: Trinity Lutheran Church

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Bert H. Eickhoff 60 of Nokomis passed away Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at 6:55 pm in Hillsboro Area Hospital.  The son of Jerry and Joy (Shaw) Eickhoff he was born July 20, 1960 in Artesia, New Mexico. They survive together in Artesia. He married Carol Lekar July 24, 1982 in Ellisville, MO. She survives as do children Jessica (Mike) Cervi of Edwardsville, IL, Sarah (Waylon) Martin of Pleasant Hope, MO., Joseph Eickhoff of St. Louis, MO., Joshua Eickhoff of Nokomis, grandchildren Elliott, Jim and Silas Cervi and Noah Martin, siblings Dawn (Hammond) Buck of South Thomaston, Maine, Michael (Margo) Eickhoff of Odesa, TX, John (Michelle) Eickhoff of Indian Hills, Colorado. Bert was preceded in death by an infant brother Chris Edward Lee Harris and his biological father Jerry Lee Harris.

Bert attended Artesia public schools until his senior year, then attended St. Paul's College High, Concordia, MO. graduating in 1978. He attended St. Paul's Jr. College in Concordia, MO.then transferring to Concordia, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, graduating in1981. He attended Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, MO. graduating in 1988 with a Masters of Divinity.

Bert has served as an under-shepherd of Our Good Shepherd Jesus Christ in Zion and Trinity Lutheran, Harbine and Janssen, Nebraska; St. Paul's Lutheran, Sedalia, MO. and at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Nokomis, Illinois since November 1998.

Family Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at 10:30 in Trinity Lutheran Church, Nokomis with burial in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, Ellisville, Missouri. Visitation will be Monday from 3:00 to 7:00 pm in Trinity Lutheran Church, Nokomis.


Memorials are suggested to      Trinity Lutheran Church, Nokomis             St. Paul's Lutheran High School, Concordia, MO.

The family is being served by Stiehl-Dawson Funeral Home, Nokomis.

John 10:10  (Jesus Said) " I have come that they may have life, and have it abundantly" (NAS)

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Cheryl hilt
   Posted Thu December 24, 2020
Carol my thoughts and prayers are with you all He was a great leader for the church .he truly is at home with our heavenly Father Peace be with your Family Cheryl and Family

melba keele
   Posted Thu December 24, 2020
Carol, I am saddened by your loss. My prayers are with you and your family. May He give you his everlasting peace knowing Bert is in the loving arms of Jesus.
Blessings to you all

Joyce Brown/Randy Herzog
   Posted Thu December 24, 2020
Carol and family we are so shocked and saddened by Pastor Bert's passing. Our condolences to you and your family. Sending prayers and love.

Martin Hunter
   Posted Thu December 24, 2020
I am sad to hear of Pastor Burt's passing. He was a good man and always had a hug and smile for me. Bless the family during this difficult time.

Karen Gaehle Tosie
   Posted Thu December 24, 2020
Carol and Family, wishing you Peace and Comfort, knowing that Bert is home with his Savior, even though he is no longer here with you. May you have Joy and many memories to sustain you in your grief. Love always, Karen and Tim Tosie

Mel Cordani Jr.
   Posted Thu December 24, 2020
What a wonderful man. My parents had nothing but the highest regards for Pastor Eickhoff. When my mother passed Bert was with my Dad from the time visitation started untill it finished. At my fathers funeral Pastor Bert was again there. I am so sorry for your loss and the loss to Trinity. I always admired and will never forget. I wish I could do for his family what he did for our family.

Janice and Jim Lynch
   Posted Thu December 24, 2020
We are saddened to hear of the loss of Pastor Bert. He was such a kind and caring man. He served so well for so many people. His grandchildren were loved beyond compare. May he rest in peace. God bless his family. John 3:16

PAM Burdzilauskas
   Posted Thu December 24, 2020
Pastor Bert,
A one in a million pastor...he was with me as I went through cancer; he supported, and never criticized or embarrassed! His cheerful and optimistic manner was exactly what was needed in every situation! We will miss him forever, but Heaven gained gained an Extra-Special Angel. God bless you, his family, and grant you peace.

Clem & Doris Huber
   Posted Fri December 25, 2020
Carol & Family,
We were saddened to hear of Pastor Bert's passing. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. He was one special person. Always had a smile and kind word for you. He was quite an asset to the community and the Trinity Lutheran Parish. He is with his master now.

Lisa Friedrich
   Posted Fri December 25, 2020
My grandparents were members of Trinity and when we would visit, I remember enjoying going to their church to hear him preach. No matter how long between visits, he always seemed to remember us. I’m very sorry to hear of his passing, and will be keeping your family in our prayers.

Carol Schramm
   Posted Sat December 26, 2020
Dear family members of Pastor Bert. It is with such a heavy heart that I offer my sincere condolences and prayers regarding the recent passing of our Trinity Shepherd and friend. He was such an amazing man put here on this earth to guide and teach many generations. May Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, grant you comfort and extra strength each day forward as He sustains you with His everlasting Grace.

Debbie (Bartels) Ritsch
   Posted Sun December 27, 2020
I am so sorry to hear my "big brother" has left his life on earth, but I am sure he is singing with the angels. Carol, my friend, may God help you in this time.May He bless you and your family with His strength. Sending you my love and a virtual hug.

samantha twyman
   Posted Sun December 27, 2020
carol and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I remember pastor eickhoff when he was at st pauls lutheran church in sedalia. I thought a lot of him and he always could bring a smile to my face and make me laugh at the drop of a hat, he touched many lives. God give you strength and comfort. In Christs love, samantha and lucy twyman

Carol Meyer
   Posted Mon December 28, 2020
My deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Pastor Bert. He was our minister at Zion Lutheran Church outside Harbine, Nebraska. He was such a joy to have as our Pastor. He will be missed.

Jan Gunther
   Posted Sun January 03, 2021
So sorry to hear about your loss. He was such a great pastor when he served Zion, Harbine. He did such a fantastic job and always was able to joyfully share God's word with everybody. Just think, he got to spend Christmas with Jesus this year. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

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