Roger Leonard Eickhoff, age 76 of Menifee, CA, and formerly of Hartington, Nebraska, died on Monday, November 8, 2021 at the Loma Linda University Health Center in Murrieta, CA.
Mass of Christian Burial will be on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Hartington, Nebraska with the Rev. Owen Korte officiating. Burial will be at St. Michael’s cemetery in Hartington. Visitation will be on Tuesday, November 30th from 5-7:00 p.m. with a Vigil Service at 6:00 p.m. all at the Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington. Visitation will continue on Wednesday, at church, one hour prior to services. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington.
Roger was born on December 8, 1944 in Hartington, Nebraska to Anthony and Teresa Eickhoff. He grew up on the family farm in Hartington, Nebraska where they raised cattle, hogs and crop land. He attended Holy Trinity grade school and High School. He enlisted in the Army in 1966 and served for 2 years. He served in Korea during this time. In 1969 he moved to California and started a landscaping business with his brother Donny Eickhoff. They were irrigation contractors and eventually became general contractors. In 1971, they started Allied Sprinkler and ran their successful business for 50 years. In 1983, he married Anita in Chino, California at St. Margarets Catholic Church and took on the role of Dad to her 4 children. They were happily married for 31 years, until her passing in 2014.
Roger was a hunter and enjoyed many hunting trips over his lifetime. He enjoyed gardening, building things, working on old cars and most importantly, spending time with his family.
Roger is survived by his children Rick Moore, James Moore, and Nicole Ernandes. He has 11 Grandchildren. Kory Eickhoff, Erica Eickhoff, Sarah Eickhoff, Jordan Klaudt, Blake Moore, Samantha Moore, Jacob Moore, Logan Moore, Kali Moore, Tommy Ernandes and Abby Moore. 3 Great grandchildren. Averie Payer, Emerie Payer and Briella Eickhoff. His brothers and sisters, B’zie Hartman, Bob Eickhoff, Chaz Manby, Don Eickhoff, Joyce Most, Joanie Phlanz, Keith Eickhoff and Kevin Eickhoff.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 31 years, Anita Eickhoff and his parents Anthony and Teresa Eickhoff.