SKIPPACK, Pa. — Arlen D. Eichman, 70, died Dec. 28, 2010 in Skippack, Pa. Born Dec. 6, 1940 in WaKeeney, he was the son of Jacob Eichman and Clara Deines Eichman.
Arlen grew up in Hoisington and was a 1958 graduate of Hoisington High School and a 1965 graduate of Bethany College in Lindsborg, where he graduated cum laude with a degree in music. He taught instrumental music in Dighton for two years, then entered the Indiana University School of Music in Bloomington, Ind., where he obtained a master’s degree in brass music and pedagogy and pursued a doctorate. He became vice president of Paige Music Store in Indianapolis, Ind., toured with many major orchestras and bands as a trombonist, and was a sales representative for several musical instrument companies during his career.
Mr. Eichman was a member of the U.S. Navy from 1958-1961.
Survivors include a sister, Winona Schultz of Grapevine, Texas; two nephews; and a niece. He was preceded in death by his parents; two nephews; and a niece.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 1 at Lakin-Comanche District Cemetery in Ellinwood with Pastor Jeff Frakes officiating. Memorials are suggested to Hoisington High School Instrumental Music Department in care of Kimple Funeral Home.
Funeral arrangements provided by
Kimple, Inc. Funeral Home*
113 N. Main
P.O. Box 246
Ellinwood, Ks. 67526
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Aug. 26, 2012