ROCHESTER - Dolores "Dee" "Punky" C. Eyrich, 78, passed away suddenly on Sunday, June 27, 2010 at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester. Dee was born in Red Wing, MN on May 12, 1932 to Hiram and Dolores Fleming. She acquired her lifelong nickname "Punky" during her high school years at Red Wing-a winning combination of pep and spunk that remained with her until the end. Dee was married to Henry Eyrich in April 1956 and they had four children together. They later divorced. While maintaining a household and raising her children, Dee spent time as a realtor in Rochester and lovingly worked at Arbor Terrace recently retiring from there after 30 years of service. Dee is survived by her children, Thomas Eyrich, of Indiana, Elizabeth Eyrich, Julie Eyrich, and Barbra (Jerry) Rutgers, all of Rochester; seven grandchildren, Sarah and Rachel Eyrich, and Brianna, Noah, Josiah, Asher, and Micah Rutgers; a step-grandchild, Peter Rutgers; and a sister, Margaret "Peggy" Peterka, of Indiana.Dee is preceded in death by her parents. A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Thursday, July 1, 2010 at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Home. Visitation will be an hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Red Wing.Memorials can be directed to the family, if desired.
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i worked with dee for most of her 30 years at samaritan bethany. always a smile and a warm greeting. loved by all the residents. such a beautiful person, wish i had told her. will miss her always.
HI to the family of Dee - I worked with your Mom for many years at Arbor Terrace. She was a joy to work with - always bubbly and talkative. I know the residents there would really miss her. I directed the home care program and worked with her to provide services to the people at Arbor Terrace. I always knew that they were in good hands when she was on duty! I truly enjoyed her and was shocked to hear of her death. My heart goes out to each of you! Barb Virnig, RN
Dear Liz - my sincere sympathy in the loss of your mother. You've been in my thoughts and prayers. Take care - Rita
My deepest sympathy to all of you. I am so saddened to hear of your mom's sudden death. I am excited to hear she is with Jesus now, all pain and suffering is gone. I can truly say I know what you are going thru, losing your mother. It hurts. We are remembering you in prayer and in the days ahead. I am sorry we wont be able to come for the funeral. I know you have many friends beside you now. We will be with you in thought for sure. I will be sending something in rememberance as soon as I can. May God richly bless and uphold you, though the darkness closes in Lord, still we will say, Blesssed be the name of the Lord.
Jesus knows how you feel, he himself wept when his friend Lazrus died, so he is grieving with you today. Love you all lots. Dori
Barb: My deepest condolences on your mother's passing.
I am very sorry to hear about the death of your mother. You are are my thoughts and prayers as you grieve the loss of a very important person in your life.
Mike and Pam Borgen