David A. Eichhorn
February 23, 2023
Dave was born January 7, 1943, in Chelan, WA to Arthur and Faye Eichhorn. He attended Chelan High School, graduating in 1961 and married Jackie Edmunds, also of Chelan, in 1962. After Dave's graduation from Central Washington University, they moved to Shelton where he took a job teaching Physical Education at Garrett Heyns HS within the Washington Correctional Facility.
A short time later, he took a job at the local Shelton Safeway where he worked for 35 years. During that time, Dave and Jackie had three children. His kids attended Shelton schools and Dave began coaching sports and supporting the local kids in the area. His greatest love was his family.
After his retirement from Safeway, Dave returned to his hometown in the Lake Chelan Valley to care for his mom. At that time, he took a job with his sister Carolyn's family business, Mountain View Lodge, where he accomplished another career of 19 years. There he was known to all as Uncle Dave and the man who made the cookies.
Dave was a kind, caring, and compassionate man who often put others' needs in front of his own. He was an avid golfer and an excellent swimmer. He really loved all things sports and his favorite team to follow was the Gonzaga Bulldogs men's basketball team.
Dave passed peacefully at his home in Chelan on February 7, 2023.
He is survived by his loving children, son Scott Eichhorn (wife Becca) of Shelton, daughter Traci Gill (husband Mark) of Lacey, and son Mark, also of Shelton, niece Kim Ustanik (husband Gerry) of Manson, sister Joyce Singleton (husband Carl) of Tumwater. He is also survived by six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews, all who loved him very much.
Dave will be resting at Chelan Fraternal Cemetery; arrangements made by Precht Rose Chapel. The family will have a celebration of life at a later date. There are no details at this time.