Christopher Joel Eichler
April 15, 1984 - February 19, 2017
Christopher Joel Eichler, 32, of Morenci, died suddenly Sunday, February 19, 2017, in Hudson Township, the result of an automobile accident. Born April 15, 1984, in Toledo, OH, he was the son of Jeff Smith and Shelly Eichler.
Chris had attended Waldron Area Schools, and was self-employed as a local handyman and painter. Remembered as an avid outdoorsman, Christopher enjoyed the hobbies of hunting, fishing, and motorsports. His greatest fulfillment came from the bond he shared with his son, who will sorely miss him.
Surviving are his mother, Shelly (Robert) French of Hudson; his son, Dixon Derr at home; sister, Lindsey Eichler of Hudson; three brothers, Jared (Cherise) Smith of Home, PA, Judd (Brandy) Smith of Morenci, and Corey Smith of Toledo; a step-sister, Melissa French of Coldwater, MI; two step-brothers, Michael (Desiree) French of Camden, MI and Robert French of Hudson; maternal grandmother, Marilyn Eichler of Morenci; special aunt, Dianna Eichler; special cousin, Brittney Heilman; and several additional aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his father, Jeff Smith; a brother, Jason Lynn Eichler; and a grandfather, Robert Eichler.
Cremation has taken place. A memorial service for Christopher will be held Friday, February 24, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. at the Medina Federated Church with Pastor Darren Lemmon officiating. A time of sharing will immediately follow in the fellowship hall. Interment will take place in Oak Grove Cemetery in Morenci at a later date. Arrangements were handled by the Eagle Funeral Home in Morenci.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate monetary donations given to aid with final expenses for Christopher.