Mary Lou Eichhorn
Mary Lou Eichhorn
  • June 3, 1927 - August 7, 2017
  • Novato, California

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Mary Lou Eichhorn

Our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother Mary Lou Eichhorn
passed from this world Aug. 7, 2017 in Novato, CA at the age of 90.
Born in Clearbrook, MN June 3, 1927, Lou came into this world with her
mother's gift of laughter and her father's spirit of adventure. At the
young age of 18 she left MN and came with a girlfriend to CA. It was
here she met and married her soulmate Leslie Howard Eichhorn in Jan.
1949. Together they raised three daughters in a home full of music,
laughter, and love.

Les and Lou shared their adventuresome spirit. Together they travelled
the world and on one memorable trip visited with relatives in Norway
and Sweden. After Les' passing in 1992, Lou continued to travel with
family and friends. She was in Normandy, France for the 50th
anniversary of D-Day.

Lou made friends easily as many were drawn to her positive attitude
and fun demeanor. Much of her time was spent with her friends and
family doing activities such as bowling, bocce, playing Bridge. A
former member of Marin Country Club, she enjoyed a friendly game of
golf. Although Lou had a variety of interests, family was most
important to her, with her grandchildren holding a special place in
her heart. She will be greatly missed.

Lou was preceded in death by her husband Les, her parents Nels and
Clara Lund, two brothers Nels and Norton Lund, and a sister Donna
Jahnke. She is survived by her three daughters Laurie Bretz (Tim) of
Bend, OR, Janice Austin (Mark) of Salisbury, MD and Sandra Womack
(Matt) of Novato, CA, two sisters Eleanor Hummel and Joyce Swedean
(Dick) of MN, and six grandchildren Alyson Drennan (John) of Dallas,
TX, Erik Fischer of Novato, CA, Sarah Austin (Bryan) of Colorado
Springs, CO, Brant Womack (Megan) of Rancho Cucamonga, CA, Maggie
Maurone (Jeff) of NYC, NY, and Justin Womack (Laura) of Camarillo, CA
and 8 great-grandchildren Zachary Knepper, Claire Austin, Brody &
Brock Womack, Jack & Estelle Drennan, and Bennett & Nadia Maurone.

A special thanks to the wonderful caregivers at Atria and Young At
Heart who kept Lou laughing through her progression of Alzheimer's.
Also, a special thanks to Hospice by the Bay who kept her comfortable
and peaceful in her final days.

Donations may be made in Lou's honor to Hospice by the Bay
( or Alzheimer's Research ( )

Family and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Life on Sat.
Sept. 9 at 11:15 Unity in Marin church, 600 Palm Dr. Novato.

Arrangements under the direction of Keaton's Redwood Chapel of Marin, Novato, CA.