April 23, 1929 - December 29, 2015


Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m., Saturday, January 2, 2016 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Cold Spring, MN for Catherine M. Eichers, age 86, who died Tuesday at Country Manor in Sartell. Entombment will be in the St. Boniface Parish Mausoleum.

Visitation will begin at 9:00 a.m. in the St. Boniface Church Narthex. Arrangements are with Wenner Funeral Home, Cold Spring.

Catherine was born in Rockville, MN to Frank and Agatha (Molitor) Bauer. She married Harold J. Eichers on May 29, 1948 in St. Boniface Catholic Church, Cold Spring. They farmed in the Avon and St. Wendel area until retirement in 1981. They lived in Cold Spring from 1981 – 1997. Then, they moved to the Country Manor Campus, Sartell. Catherine was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church and the St. Boniface Christian Women.

Catherine’s survivors include her children, Sharon Welle of St. Cloud, Doreen (George Sr.) Platz of Holdingford, Harold E. (Dawn) Eichers of St. Cloud, Margaret (Gerard) Wentland of Holdingford, Leo (Sue) Eichers of Bowlus, Philip (Marie) Eichers of Cold Spring; sisters, Eleanor (Hans) Brendalen of Park Falls, WI, Julia Voigt of St. Cloud, Leona (Larry) Hahn of Cottage Grove; sisters-in-law, Alice Eichers of Sartell, Alice Eichers of Arlington, VA Florence Rausch of Avon; 25 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren.

Catherine was preceded in death by her husband, Harold (2000); daughters, Mary Pilarski (2002), Renee Winkler (2007); son-in-law, Leon Welle (2012); parents; brothers and sisters, Leo Bauer, Michael Bauer, Clara Stein, Ida Schreiner, Alma Lovejoy, Matilda Anderson and infant brother, Albert.

Catherine’s family would like to express their sincere appreciation to the staff at Country Manor and CentraCare Hospice for their excellent care.