Kristopher Kelly Eicher will be deeply missed by his family, Karen Lynn and son Kyle David, who was the light of Kristopher’s life – and his treasured canine companion, Frosty. Kris is also survived by sister Stephanie Carper, brothers Deron, John, and Kody Newland, and Timothy White (uncle). He will also be missed by many nieces and nephews, as well as Diane and Correen Wiggins and Dave Merkel. He is reunited in Heaven with his mother Nancy Hawk, father Theodore Eicher, sister Missy Eicher, and in-laws Bob and Marilyn Merkel.
Kris loved all sports and was uncannily good at any competition he participated in. He spent much of his childhood at racetracks, where he loved racing with his mother and brothers. He was a loyal Ohio State Buckeyes, Cleveland Cavaliers, and Cleveland Browns fan; even though he did not get to see the Browns win the Super Bowl, he would be the first to tell you, “This is their year.” More than anything, Kris loved sharing his passion for sports with his son Kyle. He could not wait to buy him a Fisher Price basketball hoop and had a pair of Nike’s waiting for Kyle before he was born. He adored coaching Kyle’s teams and made fast friends with not only his players, but their families as well. Most importantly, Kris taught his teams not only how to play better, but how to truly enjoy all sports and the value in working together as a team.
Kris never met a stranger and had the opportunity to make new friends wherever he went throughout his family’s many moves. There are too many special friends to list, but please know that you were close to Kris’s heart. Kris perfected the “look left/look right” with Greg, getting into and out of trouble with Bobby, and spending endless hours on the court with Jay and the infamous Duke and the Earl (he would want us to include they won the Gus Macker National Championship).
Kris was always drawn to the water, whether it be surfing at Half Moon Bay or New Smyrna Beach with Kyle, boating and fishing at Indian Lake, and blowing the engine on his wave runner because he just had to take it to full throttle. Yes, the fish always grew bigger, the game winning three-pointer got longer, and waves swelled higher, but boy could he tell a story like none other. Kris lived a full life, loved with all his heart, and was loyal to those of us lucky enough to have known him. Just us.
Family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00p.m. THURSDAY, JANUARY 13, 2022 at HOLY TRINITY
LUTHERAN CHURCH, 2001 Northwest Blvd., Columbus, OH 43212. Family will also welcome
friends from 1:00-3:00p.m. FRIDAY, JANUARY 14, 2022, at HOLY TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH, 2001 Northwest Blvd, Columbus, OH 43212, followed immediately by his Funeral Service.