Althea P.E. Dyck

Published 10:13 am Tuesday, January 24, 2023

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Althea Pauline Eicher Dyck was the fourth child born to Leland and Hannah Johnson Eicher on Jan. 10, 1927, in rural Gratiot County, Mich. She passed away at the Oakwood Retirement Community in Brooksville, Miss. on Jan. 17, 2023, just a week after her 96th birthday.

Left to cherish loving memories are her children, Judy and Terry Harms of Murray, Ky., Carl and Becky Dyck of Bowersville, Ga., Shirley Dyck of Bowersville, and Waldo and Janalie Dyck of Lakeville, Ohio; 13 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; special friends, Henry and Polly Hiebert and family of Molino, Fla.; Phil and Sondra Giesbrecht and family of Macon, Miss.; two sisters, Eunice Smith and Imo and Wilbert Peters, both of Brooksville, Miss.; three brothers, William and Lois Eicher, Wallace and Judy Eicher and Wendell and Mary Eicher, all of Walnut Hill, Fla.; sisters in law, Dolly Eicher of Brooksville and Loretta Dyck of Bonners Ferry, Idaho; and one brother in law, Bob Mininger of Moundridge, Kan.
She was predeceased by her husband, Ben; one son, Michael Dyck; one grandson, Justin Dyck; one great-granddaughter, Betsy Dyck; two brothers, two sisters, five sisters in law; and seven brothers in law.

Funeral services were held on Jan. 21, 2023 at Walnut Hill Mennonite Church with Minister Brian Decker, Minister Joseph Dyck and Minister Jamie Wedel officiating. Interment followed in Walnut Hill Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

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Active pallbearers were Arlen Penner, Ben Lehman, Chelson Dyck, Tye Jantz, Turi Rodriques, Sheldon Toews, Henry Hiebert, Nolan Koehn, Arlin Koehn, Mike Dyck and Jevan Dyck.

Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.