Robin L. Eischens, wife of Daniel, age 70, of Cosmos, Minnesota, passed away on Monday, October 17, 2022, at her home in Cosmos.
Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, November 5, 2022, at 11:00 A.M. at Dobratz-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Hutchinson, with interment in Ripley Cemetery in Litchfield, Minnesota.
Gathering of Family and Friends will be held on hour prior to the service at the chapel.
Robin Lee (Rick) Eischens was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother during her 70 years of life. She passed away peacefully in her sleep in the early hours of Monday, October 17, 2022. Robin’s life may have been cut short, but she touched the hearts of many while she was with us.
Robin was born on January 31, 1952 to Leslie and Alina (Holtz) Rick in Litchfield, Minnesota. She was baptized in March of 1952 and was later confirmed in her faith in May of 1966. Robin graduated high school from Litchfield Senior High with the class of 1970.
Robin enjoyed high school and socializing with her friends. She also loved working at the local Dairy Queen in Litchfield. She made the best curl at the top of a vanilla cone! She had a special bond with children and so shortly after high school she ran an in-home daycare service. She held various customer service roles throughout her life, but when she wasn’t working, she was out in the backyard enjoying the sun and gardening, she loved baking and she cherished spending time with her grandkids. She baked the most delicious cookies, cakes and candies. She would always bake for neighbors and friends. Baking Christmas cookies was her absolute specialty, she loved baking and decorating the cookies and her grandkids loved eating them.
Robin was married to her first husband W. Michael (Mike) Johanneck in 1971 and together they had three children; Jonathan Michael, Jaime Brooke and Kristy Lynn. While their marriage wasn’t destined to last, they did the best they could to co-parent and raise their kids. One of her biggest prides in life was being a mom to her three kids.
On September 10, 1999, Robin married the lasting love of her life Daniel (Dan) Eischens. Together they shared 23 beautiful years of marriage. Through that union, Robin welcomed three step-children that she helped to raise and loved as her own, Angela Marie, Steven Daniel, and Tiffany Ann. Throughout their life together they enjoyed living in many different places in Minnesota, from Litchfield to Olivia to Jackson to Coon Rapids to their final home in Cosmos - and all the special homes in between. In this journey they met so many wonderful people that they cherished as friends.
Robin lit up a room with her smile and her genuine care for everyone had an impact on so many people. She was sweet with her love of cats, mainly Siamese cats. She loved Pepsi, her friends and family, and she filled her home with warmth and kindness. Later in life, she really enjoyed cherished time with her siblings and in particular with her best friend and sister, Kim. To say we will all miss her greatly, would be an understatement.
Robin is survived by her husband, Dan Eischens of Cosmos, MN; her three children: Jonathan Johanneck, Jaime (Mike) Nielsen, and Kristy Johanneck and her three step-children: Angela Eischens, Steve (LeeAnn) Eischens, and Tiffany (Matt) Hinker. She is also survived by 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren: Evan Johanneck, Brookelyn Johanneck, Jada Johanneck, Addyson Johanneck, Cooper Nielsen, Crosby Nielsen, Charli Nielsen, Brayden (Lexi) Weaver, Christian Weaver, Alexander Johanneck, Amelia Eischens, Whalen Eischens and Brooks Eischens and her great grandchildren Bentley Weaver and Saylor Weaver. She is also survived by her beloved siblings: Steve (Kay) Rick, Terry (Wayne) Fortun, Susan (Dan) Piepenburg, Merridee (Joel) Johnson, and Kim (Wes) Herzog.
Robin is preceded in death by her parents, Leslie and Alina Rick.
Barb Caron says
Was our neighbor when she was married to Mike on Sunrise Drive. So sorry for your loss.
Robin I wish miss you so much! Even though we didn’t have much time together I got to a Great Friend and Neighbor! I will Cherish all the great memories we had! I’ve seen so many Bluejays flying around and that tells me you are always here! I Love You Robin! You were like a 2nd Mom to be! Spread your wings and Fly!
Kathy Genz says
Robin I going to miss you so much! You were a great friend and Neighbor. Even though we didn’t get much time together but we would Never go without a day we didn’t talk or see each other! I will Cherish every memories with you! You were always there for me! You were like a 2nd Mom to me! I’ve seen so many Bluejays flying around and I know you are here! Love you always and forever! Spread your Wings and Fly!
Kristy Johanneck says
I’ve been trying to get ahold of you.
Thank you for the beautiful note
joni namie waste says
so very sorry to hear about robin you are in my thought and prayers my deepest sympathy
Jodie Holtz says
This picture is how how I remember Robin. Even though I hadn’t seen my cousin in many years, when we did see each other she always had a greeting and a big smile. My sympathies to the Rick and Eischens families. Robin will be missed.
Kathy Genz says
My Dearest Robin
I’m going to miss you so much! We have became GREAT friends and Neighbor. You were like a 2nd Mom to me! There was never a day we didn’t talk or visit with each other! You are a very kind person and have a big Heart who would help anyone! I’ve been seeing so many Bluejays and I know you around me! We will miss you so much so Spread your Wings and Fly! All my Love ?..Kathy, Kenadi and Preston
joni namie waste says
so very sorry for your loss your family will be in my thoughts and prayers
Kathy Genz says
Dear Robin,Dan and family
We are going to miss you Dearly. You were a Great friend and neighbor. There wasn’t a day that I didn’t talk or visit with you! We shared lots of recipes and had great talks and always enjoyed your company (u 2 Dan) You became like a 2nd Mom to me! Been seeing a lot of Bluejays around so I know you are around! Kathy, Kenadi and Preston will Miss you and Never forget you! Now Spread your Wings and Fly!
Lots of Love!
Kathy Genz says
Dearest Robin Dan and Family
You will be Missed very much! You were a Great friend and neighbor! We shared lots of recipes and a great visits! There wasn’t a day that we didn’t talk or visit with each other! Myself, Kenadi and Preston will Miss you very much! Been seeing a lot of Bluejays around so I know you are here! Now take your Wings and Fly! I will Cherish the time I spent with you! Love Always Kathy
Sue Pedersen says
So sorry to hear of Robin’s passing. Deepest condolences to the Rick and Eischens families.
Claudia Johnson says
My deepest condolences to the Rick and Eischens families. I’m so very sorry for your loss.
MaryKay Hannan says
Sorry to hear about Robin. Our sympathy to all of Robin’s family and friends.
MaryKay and Bill Hannan