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Grace L (Gugel) Eicher

November 2, 1936 ~ July 28, 2020 (age 83)


MADISON – Grace L (Gugel) Eicher, age 83, passed away on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at Waunakee Manor Nursing Home in Waunakee.  Grace was born on November 2, 1936 to Michael and Emma (Allen) Gugel.  Grace was a graduate of Central High School.  She was united in marriage to Alfred P. Eicher on September 17, 1955.  She was employed with American Family Insurance, JC Penney, Verex Assurance Mortgage and Dean Clinics.  She was a member of Norway Grove Memorial Lutheran Church in DeForest.

She loved to throw a good party and loved cooking and baking.  Family gatherings were especially important to her.  She enjoyed Badger Football and had season tickets for many years and enjoyed many tailgate parties before Brewer games.

She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Alfred; and her 3 children, Steven (Veronica), Sharon (John) Helt and Jeffery (Ann); 6 grandchildren, Christine (Don) Newton, Michael (Melissa Dahmen) Helt, Joseph (Sheila) Helt, Jennifer (Ben) Ziegler, Paul (Val Ketterhagen) Eicher and Lucas (Emily) Eicher; 3 great grandchildren, Emma & Jack Eicher and Mya Ziegler. She is also survived by a sister-in-law, Helen Eicher; and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.  She is preceded in death by her parents; a daughter Jenise; brothers, Melvin (Rosemary) Allen, Eugene (Joan) Gugel and sisters, Mary Gugel and Bernadette (Fritz) Zenger.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Agrace Hospice and staff at Waunakee Manor for their compassionate care.

A private family service will be held on Monday, August 3, 2020 at RYAN FUNERAL HOME, 2418 N Sherman Ave, Madison. A Celebration of Grace's life will be held from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at REX'S INNKEEPER in Waunakee. A light meal meal will be provided and cash bar. Masks will be required when meeting family and interacting with others. We are doing everything we can to make it as safe as possible for everyone. If you are feeling sick, please refrain from coming, we will understand. To view and sign this guestbook, please visit: www.ryanfuneralservice.com.

Ryan Funeral Home & Cremation Services

2418 N Sherman Ave



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Funeral Service


ZOOM Streamed Service
August 3, 2020

11:00 AM

Celebration of Life
August 12, 2020

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Rex's Innkeeper
301 N Century Ave
Waunakee, WI 53597

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