Gingerich, Eldon Ray, a 57 year resident of Redondo Beach , passed away peacefully after a long illness in a Torrance hospital on Monday, January 5, 2004.. Born on October 20, 1921 in Kalona, Iowa he was 82. Eldon was a member of the 101st Airborne Division during WWII with service at Normandy, Holland and the Battle of the Bulge. He was also a master modeler of airplanes. Mr. Gingerich was preceded in death by a son, Gregory (KIA Vietnam). Eldon is survived by wife, Lettie Brooks Gingerich; son, Gary (Peggy) Gingerich of Lawndale; brothers, Clayton (Thelma) Gingerich of Chula Vista and Wayne (Helen) Gingerich of Long Beach; grandson, Matthew (Sara) Gingerich of Torrance; grandaughter, Nicole Gingerich of Lawndale and sister-in-law, Verla Gingerich of Iowa. Services will be held on Saturday, January 10th at 1:30 PM at the Pacific Crest Cemetery Chapel in Redondo Beach. Burial will follow at the cemetery.

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  1. My father-in-law was a very sweet and supportive man and a loving father. I know his sons Greg and Gary loved him very much. My condolences to his loving wife Lettie. Time moves on way too fast and the precious moments slip away. God receive you in your rest and give peace to those who will come later. Love, Wendy Gingerich

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