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Eileen J. Eschbach

August 3, 1951 — December 28, 2022

Eileen J. Eschbach


          Eileen J. Eschbach, age 71, of Jensen Beach, FL, formerly of Green Garden, passed away on Wednesday, December 28, 2022, at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee, IL.

     She was born on August 3, 1951, in Chicago, IL, the daughter of the late Robert and Annette (Crozier) McMahon.  She married Joseph Lee Eschbach on December 12, 1970, in Palos Heights, IL.  He preceded her in death on June 5, 2018.  Eileen and Joseph owned and operated Northern Industrial Steel, Inc. from 1987 to 2011.  She was one of the founding members of the Peotone Post Prom Committee and was active with that for many years.  She was an avid golfer and was an accomplished gardener.  She loved to read, was a lifetime Parrothead, and was a member of numerous clubs on Nettles Island.  Eileen hosted “Camp Gia” for many years for all her grandchildren and nieces and nephews. 

     She is survived by her children, Darcie Huizenga of Lansing, IL, Amy (Ed) Marevka of Peotone, IL, Kate (Dr. Leon Yeh) Eschbach of Whiting, IN, and Jeff Eschbach of Peotone, IL; her grandchildren, Calvin Huizenga, Rebecca Huizenga, Emily (Austin) Kuhns, Joshua (Allison Moore) Marevka, Justin Marevka, and Christian Marevka; her great-grandchildren, Michael Allen Walker, Ellis Austin Kuhns, and Paisley Eileen Marevka; her sisters, Maureen (Joe) Gurican, Dr. Kathleen (Pat) Casey, Dr. Jeannine McMahon, and Francine (D.J.) Fioretti; her brothers, Kevin (Marilyn) McMahon and Bob (Jill) McMahon; her sisters-in-law, Karyn Garren and Pam Blair; and numerous nieces and nephews.

     Cremation rites have been accorded.  A memorial visitation will be held at the Fedde-Helfrich-Cross Funeral Home on Friday, December 30, 2022, from 3:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.  A memorial service will be held at 8:00 p.m., Rev. Terry Krouskoupf officiating.  Memorials may be directed to the wishes of the family.  Eileen’s family wants everyone to remember that she loved life and everyone in it to the beach and back.  

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Friday, December 30, 2022

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