Mr. Eschenfelder worked as an auto mechanic before his retirement. He was a U.S. Army veteran.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Benjamin and Carrie, nee Springer, Eschenfelder; a brother, Donald Eschenfelder; and a sister, Nadine (Ronald) Born.
Surviving are six children, David (Karen) Eschenfelder,
Daniel (Paula) Eschenfelder,
Gerald (Tammy) Eschenfelder,
Julie (Milton) Coley,
Sheila (Larry) Bulger,
and Kelly (David) Ramsey;
a brother, Bernard (Sheila) Eschenfelder;
a sister, Donna (Gene) Eschenfelder-Harris;
and 6 great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the National Kidney Foundation or to the Disabled American Veterans (DAV). Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit with the family from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, September 12, 2016, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.
Funeral: Funeral services will be at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, September 13, 2016, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.
Burial with military honors will follow at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO.
I am so very sorry for your loss. He was such a wonderful man. May the Lord give you grace to carry you through this sad time.
Valerie Chavez, Terre Haute, Indiana, 47802
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Dave was a good friend to us when he was our neighbor. He will be missed by all who knew him.
Fern and Denis Gwaltney, Belleville, Illinois, 62223
Saw Dave on Friday and met Kelly and Chris. Condolences to all.
Greg and Christa Oliver, belleville, ,
My condolences to the entire family but especially to Donna for the wonderful Christmas my late wife and I, Luetta, spent with you so many years ago. I also thank Eugene for allowing Luetta to live with you while I was over seas. I am sorry for your loss. May God be with you.
Kenneth Kunkelmann, Smithton, IL, 62298