John S. Eikenmeyer, 82, of Westlake Village, California passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loved ones, in Thousand Oaks, California on September 28, 2021.
John was born in Normal, Illinois on November 1, 1938. He was the son of John Aaron and Mary Lita (Stoddard) Eikenmeyer of Minonk, Illinois. He married Carolyn Hock on October 7, 1961.
Survivors include Carolyn and his three children, John of Walnut Creek, California, David (Laura) of Chicago, Illinois and Jennifer (Andrew) Murasky of Thousand Oaks, California. He is also survived by six grandchildren, Madison, John and Ariel Eikenmeyer, Erik Eikenmeyer and David and Patrick Murasky. He was the last in his family, having been preceded in death by his parents, his sister Martha Owens and his twin sister Janice Teas.
John graduated from Minonk Dana Rutland High School in 1956 and attended Eureka College.
After serving two years in the Army, John moved to Southern California. He started out as a door-to-door encyclopedia salesman and held various jobs until he moved into property management with Boise Cascade and Plaza Development Corporation. John retired at the age of 47 and spent his early retirement years with Carolyn at his beloved home in Indian Wells, California. He was a fantastic golfer and scored a hole-in-one on the 16th hole at Desert Horizons Country Club.
John was a huge baseball fan. He held LA Dodgers season tickets for over 30 years. He also served as president of the Northridge Little League. He loved watching his children and grandchildren play baseball, and he followed the Dodgers feverishly until the day he passed away.
John and Carolyn were active with friends and family. Some of his favorite times were hosting their annual Christmas party and having the whole family for a 4th of July barbeque.
John will always be remembered for his quick wit, kindness and his generosity to so many people over the years. His family will remember his cars (48 of them), his plaid shirts, family trips throughout the world and his wicked sense of humor.
At his request, no funeral services will be held. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Memorials can be made in his honor to City of Hope, 1500 E Duarte Road, Duarte, CA 91010-3000, 626-256-4673.