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Eldon L. Eash , 63, of Machesney Park, passed away July 29, 2017. He was born February 10, 1954 in Sturgis, MI, the son of Floyd and Jean (Eicher) Eash. Eldon married the love of his life, Roberta Marsden, on August 21, 1976 in Loves Park. They enjoyed many wonderful years of marriage, and his 'boo' was always his priority and never far from his mind. He loved to talk about his children and was a proud 'Opa' to his grandchildren. Eldon had a brilliant mind and was very creative in writing computer programs, composing music and could fix just about anything. He loved corvettes and always dreamed of owning one again someday. Eldon could often be seen with a camera in his hands capturing family moments. His faith was a huge part of his life and he was a scholar of the Word. He leaves behind a strong legacy of faith and love that will live on in his children.
He is survived by his wife; children: Peter, Benjamin, Kendra (Jason) Robinson, Kathlynn (Ray) Gade, Brandon (Ashley), Katrina (Ted) Peterson; grandchildren; Trevor, Hailey, Jesse, Charlotte, Layla, June, and Taylor; siblings: Stan (Brenda), Margaret (Gary) Hall, Jonathan (Marla), Mary (Tim) Winkelman, and David (Jodi); and many nieces and nephews. Eldon is predeceased by his parents.
Memorial Service will be held on August 4, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at Heartland Community Church, 1280 S. Alpine Rd., Rockford. Private family burial. Memorials may be made to the family.

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  1. Sinae

    My deepest condolences to your family.

  2. Steve Benson

    (Continued) ...Join him in Glory one day. In the future.

  3. Steve Benson

    Eldon left a great legacy through his family and for me, his music. He wrote many songs and put many Psalms to music. Even now after 30 years they are often in my mind and voice. Many great memories of Eldon, his wit and his guitar playing. God bless Roberta and the whole family now with his Great Peace. When I heard Eldon was sick I made plans to visit him. But by the next morning he had already departed. I am disappointed about that, but he is not disappointed. He is in Glory now waiting for us. It may be closer than you think. Give diligence now with your life before God so that you may join him.

  4. Melissa Brooker

    It's been years since our paths have crossed. Literally decades I guess but I am so grateful for the amazing witness of Eldon of who he was as a father guided by our Heavenly Father and the beautiful family you have all been and become. ❤ This is a treasure for not just your family but a witness to all of God's goodness and divine purposes. Thank you for sharing your memories and pain. I understand minute by minute. I will keep you all in my prayers.

  5. Tom Castrey F.A.C.T.S.

    I have known and respected Eldon for over 30 years. He was instrumental in developing and maintaining our custom software. His attention to detail and follow through were very impressive, and his faith was even more so. Eldon, my Friend, you will be solely missed.

  6. Diane Eash Stoltzfus

    Sending love & prayers to you and your family, Roberta. May God's word, His Spirit, and the love and care of family and friends encourage and comfort you today and always.

  7. Maria Ashcraft

    I am so sorry to hear about Eldon. I worked with him at RMH and he was a very intelligent man and easy to talk to. He was friends with everybody he met. Prayers for the family as they get through this tough road.

  8. Diana Camacho

    Memories of a beautiful family at church, and when our teens were involved in youth group and we as parents would be waiting. I offer my condolences and pray comfort for the entire family. Shalom

  9. Eric Mark

    My thoughts and prayers go up on behalf of the family, Eldon was an amazing man, and will be greatly missed-He had a positive impact on everyone that met him, and his legacy is already being carried on through the lives of his amazing kids and their families as well.

  10. Ed Gade

    So sorry for your loss. May you and your family find peace in knowing he is looking down on you and will be reunited some day. ❤️

  11. Brad Hampton

    My memories go back to Eldon setting at the piano and being a part of our weekly worship experience. He was more than an anointed worshiper. He was a good friend. Carla and i offer our condolences and prayers to you all. We love you.

  12. Debra Sillanpaa

    So very sorry for your loss, may you find comfort in your memories and the knowledge you will be reunited one day.

  13. Mark Eggleston

    Very sorry for your lost. Our prayers are with you.

  14. Rachael Watts

    My uncle Eldon was a great man. I am so sorry for the loss of a great father and husband. He will be missed

  15. Dale ,Rose Hampton

    Praying for the peace only our Lord can give at this time.We will always remember Eldon as a faithful worker at our business,wonderful Christian brother...Love to all of you .

  16. Phil Spain

    No matter how much you think you are prepared for something like never are. I never had the opportunity to meet this man but from what I remember of "Bert" he had to have been an incredible man. I am asking for God's comforting hand to be upon you in this difficult time & just know it isn't's just "see you again in a little while.

  17. Christopher Doering

    So sorry for your loss Peter. My thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

  18. Jeff Bergstrom

    Sounds like such a great guy. I love his name Eldon too. Much love to all of you. He'll be with you always and he'll take so much joy out of watching all of you living life to the fullest. Still, it's incredibly difficult loss and I hope you'll find peace day by day, one day at a time

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