By Correne Martin
The family of Virginia Eichmann, a longtime Hoffman Hall patron and volunteer who passed away in January, presented a donation in her memory recently to be used toward continued improvements at the recreation center. Eichmann, who was a Prairie du Chien resident, participated in many water aerobics classes as well as arts and crafts shows at the facility, while also volunteering her time as a staff member there.
Virginia’s husband, Edgar, as well as three of her kids and a grandson, informally presented over $6,400 to Prairie du Chien Parks and Recreation Director Mike Ulrich Feb. 21 at Hoffman Hall. The money came from her memorial service, with a match from the investment banking firm, Goldman Sachs, where one of the daughters is employed. A plaque on the donor wall memorializes Eichmann.
Virginia and Edgar, a retired librarian and heavy equipment mechanic, moved to Prairie du Chien from Postville, Iowa, in 2007.