Date of Death:  February 6, 2023

Service Details

Visitation will be held Friday, February 17, 2023, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Hohner Funeral Home, 1004 Arnold St., Three Rivers. A funeral service will be held Saturday, February 18, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. at Edwards Corners Bible Church, 51047 Chamberlain Rd., Marcellus, with Pastor Josh Wiggins officiating. She will be laid to rest in Locust Grove Cemetery, Burr Oak.

Obituary Notice

Marnetta Mae Eichorn, 91, of Three Rivers, passed away Monday, February 6, 2023 at Optalis Health and Rehab surrounded by her loving family.

She was born July 8, 1931 in LaGrange, Ind., the daughter of Ora and Velma (Hostetler) Hooley.

On September 10, 1950, Marnetta married the love of her life, Floyd Eichorn. The couple met one Sunday evening when their respective churches held a joint service, and it was love at first sight. Two years later they were united in holy matrimony; they shared 67 years together until Floyd’s death in 2018. The couple enjoyed going on carriage rides and traveling to different states to attend horse sales and farm equipment sales.

She worked at Combs Cleaners for several years, then with Floyd as a carpet layer for 18 years. The couple attended Moorepark Community Church, where she served as a Sunday School teacher, and later Edwards Corners Bible Church where they were faithful members.

Marnetta had a quiet strength, and people were drawn to her sweet personality. Her husband, children, and grandchildren were her world. She loved listening to old hymns and the music of the Gaithers, watching old movies, and doing word searches.

Remaining to cherish her memory are her son, Jay (Evelyn) Eichorn of Delaplane, Va.; daughter, June Evans of Three Rivers; daughter-in-law, Pamela Eichorn of Jones; son-in-law, Bill Curtis of Marcellus; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; sisters, Pauline (Leroy) Hochstetler of Three Rivers and Retha Grover of Tucson, Ariz.; brother, Bob (Margo) Hooley of Sturgis; brother-in-law, Paul (Fran) Eichorn of Centreville.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one son, Joseph Eichorn; two daughters, Judy Rochon and Jenny Curtis; two sisters; and one brother.

Additional Information

Donations in Marnetta’s memory may be directed to Edwards Corners Bible Church. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home and at the church.

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  1. Earth’s loss is Heaven’s gain. We cherish many memories and thank God for having known Marietta. She was a true example of a godly woman. How she must be rejoicing in the Lord’s presence and together again with family.♥️

    • I was so privileged to meet her when Floyd and my husband were in Heartland. We had some nice conversations. If you had the opportunity to meet her you were very lucky. Such a sweet lovely lady. You will be missed but you will be Heavens gain.

    • Many great memories with this woman! I loved talking with her, she was an encouragement whenever you were having a rough time. Had some real sweet memories on womens retreats with her and so much laughter! I loved this woman for who she was! Thank you for touching my life Marnetta!!

  2. Floyd and Marnetta are the reason we started attending Moorepark 45 years ago. They would come and pick up our daughter Michelle and take her to Sunday School. Marnetta was always so happy to see me everytime we met. She was our spiritual grandmother.

    • I am so sorry for your family loss June’s mom and June work at my dad’s dry cleaner’s Marietta was the sweets lady and always had a smile on face she was like family to me when I was the clean up boy at the cleaners she would always send me across the street to the gas station for sodas and would never let me pay she always said next week sam you pay I never did get to buy her a soda RIP sweet lady

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