Jake V. Eicher

Jake V. Eicher, 70, of Berne passed away at 12:45 p.m. on Sunday, September 2, 2018 at his residence. He was born on May 5, 1948 in Adams County to Menno and Veronica (Schwartz) Eicher. He was married to Emma D. Gingerich.

He was a member of the Old Order Amish.

He is survived by his wife of Berne; five sons, Daniel (Laura Schwartz) Eicher of Craigville; Menno (Barbara Schwartz) Eicher; and David (Wilma Miller) Eicher, both of Berne; and Jacob (Anita Schwartz) Eicher; and Michael (Lucy Schwartz) Eicher, both of Monroe; five daughters, Elizabeth (William) Schwartz of Dallas, Texas; Susan (Robert) Eicher of Shipshewana; Laura (Mahlon) Miller of Berne; Leanna (Marcus) Schwartz of Monroe; and Idamae (Daniel) Schwartz of Ogema, Wisconsin; two brothers, Menno and Joe Eicher; three sisters, Elizabeth, Edith, and Ida; 51 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and three brothers, Ernest, Henry, and Paul Eicher; and sister, Viola.

Visitation was from 1:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Monday, September 3 and 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 4 at his residence, 5190S 200E, Berne. Funeral services were at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 5 at the residence. Officiating was Bishop Edwin Miller. Burial was at Schwartz Cemetery in rural Berne.

Arrangements provided by Downing & Glancy Funeral Home in Geneva.