Letter to the Editor

Remembering Bill Eich

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Thank you for including my brother, Bill Eich, in your roster of "7 to Remember in 2015." Just months ago, no one could have imagined that he would not be here to welcome 2016, in his larger than life way that he did everything. He truly left a legacy for us all to remember and enjoy, whether it was a funny memory or a Bill Eich designed structure that had just that something extra that was cutting edge and maybe a little ahead of it's time for northwest Iowa. He introduced many new construction techniques that are still used today in this area.

He was a forward thinker, but also was able to adapt and change when others had better ideas. He was a listener and a doer, and easily gave a hand-up to someone who needed it. Each person you selected to feature had their own unique story, and touched the lives of others in a special way. Family and friends of all have experienced a loss and heartache that will always be there. Your feature reminded us all of the really special things that our loved ones accomplished. Thank you.

Vonnie Veldman