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Richard "Rick" L. Eikler

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Richard "Rick" Lee Eikler, 56, of Carlisle, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, September 15, 2012, surrounded by his immediate family at Carlisle Regional Medical Center. He was born on Friday, February 17, 1956, in Charleston, WV, a son of the late Maynard L. and Billie D. (Simms) Eikler.

He graduated with a Master’s certificate as an electrician in West Virginia and was also a certified nurse assistant. He formerly worked for Washington Group International under a contract with IBM for several years. Rick was a member of the former On Eagles Wings Church, Carlisle. He enjoyed the outdoors, camping, fishing, hiking, weight lifting and playing with his dogs. Rick also enjoyed helping and giving to others, tinkering with his truck and around his house.

He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 19 years, Nancy (Hunter) Eikler, one son, Richard L. "RJ" Eikler, Jr. at home, one daughter, Lisa Eikler of Shrewsbury, WV, one brother, James Eikler of London, WV, three sisters; Brenda Sizemore and Gloria Lowery, both of Cedar Grove, WV and Linda Culp of Elkhart, IN, a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, John and Sarah Aires of Gardners and three grandchildren. Rick was preceded in death by one brother, Paul Eikler and one sister, Sharon Fey.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, September 20, 2012, at 1 p.m. in the Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, 630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle, with Pastor Ken Hepner officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Holly Springs Cemetery. A viewing will be on Thursday from 12:00 noon until time of the services at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association, 1019 Mumma Rd., Lemoyne, PA 17043.

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 We are all blessed to have Rick in our lives. We all have a story or more to share.... which need to be shared if we want to succeed in celebrating his life...... as he would have wanted us to..... Our hearts are with you, Nancy and R.J.

Bobby Kennedy


 Sorry to hear about your loss.Ricky and I grew up in Mammoth and went to school together. I have always considered him a good friend and had often wondered where he was living. He truly made something of is life and his family has every reason to be proud of him.I will always remember him as a true friend. MAY GOD BLESS YOU!!!

Dale Ramsey

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Dental Health of Silver Spring

I was real sorry to hear about Rick.
 He will be missed and my prayers and thoughts are with his family

Steve Yeager

I am sorry to hear of Richard's passing.  God bless and take care.

Sandy Simms d/o of Lloyd and Alice

We are so saddened to hear of Ricks passing. He will be greatly missed by all. We will continue to keep Nancy and Rj in our prayers.

Libby and Derek Grimes

Eikler/Kennedy families,
 I sympathize with our great loss. Rick was my spiritual father and for that I am grateful. Assisting in caring for him was a privilege.His generosity of helping, sharing, giving, abundant joy, loving spirit, and laughter will not be forgotten."Giggles" my nickname from him...simply because we always made each other laugh in few words. Until his passing his Faith and strength in Jesus was undeniable and real knowing I will see him again in Heaven lightens the burden.

Pegan Day (Giggles)

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Since 1853
630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle, PA 17013
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