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Official Obituary of

C. Sam Samuel Eicher

February 19, 1942 ~ February 21, 2024 (age 82) 82 Years Old

C. Sam Eicher Tribute

C. Sam Eicher

Feb. 19, 1942 - Feb. 21, 2024 

After rounding up that last ornery steer and mending the fence, this Oregon cattleman has moved on to a much larger farm. On his new place the weather is always perfect, the cattle are always healthy, and the pastures are green and lush. 

C. Sam Eicher of Albany OR, just 2 days over 82, died February 21, 2024, surrounded by his loving family.

Sam is dearly missed by his wife Janice Horner; 7 children, Marisa (Eicher) DeMasi, Dani (Eicher) Lack, Jaqui Eicher, Tyson (Eicher) Swartout, Travis Eicher, Jay Horner, and Kristin (Horner) Adams; 11 grandchildren, and 9 great grandchildren – with 3 more making appearances soon! Affectionately known as ‘GPops’, his jellybean stash and making the great grandkids giggle were legendary. 

He is preceded in the move to the perfect farm prepared for him, by his parents Samuel Ezra Eicher and Martha (Gerig) Eicher; his siblings Shirley Gingerich and Duane Eicher, and his first wife Roma Jean (Diller) Eicher. We know they were anxious to show him the new place.

Described by those who knew him best as kind, funny, faith-filled, and generous, Sam’s legacy is one of devotion - to his family, his faith, his love of raising livestock, and serving his community. His passion for service was not for personal recognition, but a testament to the values he held dear. It included several local and national Board of Directors, Committees, and volunteer service for faith-based, business, and philanthropic benefit. He also was a great encouragement to those he mentored, encouraged, and stood beside in times of hardship.

Sam’s influence will continue to be felt by all who had the privilege of knowing him.

A Celebration of his life will be held at 1:30 pm on March 15 at the Albany Mennonite Church in Albany Oregon followed by a light meal including his famous ‘Eicher Sausage’ enjoyed by many at the MCC and Western Mennonite High School Benefit Auctions. All are welcome.

In remembrance of Sam Eicher’s life, the family asks that any charitable donations be made to Albany Mennonite Church, MEDA (Mennonite Economic Development Associates), St. Edwards Catholic Church in Lebanon Oregon, and Drift Creek Camp.

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Celebration of Life
March 15, 2024

1:30 PM
Albany Mennonite Church


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