Dale Raymond EichelbergerJanuary 9, 1945 - April 11, 2017Salem - Dale Raymond Eichelberger, 72, a lifelong resident of Salem, passed away on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at his home. He was born on January 9, 1945, the middle of three children to Adrian and Lorraine (Beecroft) Eichelberger in Salem. He graduated from South Salem in 1963, and attended a couple of semesters of school at OSU. He then worked at the Del Monte can plant as a mechanic, until he went to work for the Oregon Department of Transportation as an engineer. After 30 plus years, he retired from ODOT in 2016. In his spare time, he was a tinkerer, loved cars, especially his 1984 Camaro Z28, loved real estate, and especially loved his family.Dale is survived by his children, Greg Eichelberger (fiancée Sherri), Kevin Eichelberger (Chrissy), Kristi Axness (Dave); brother, Rick Eichelberger (Kelly); 5 grandchildren, and his cousins Steve Beecroft, Bob Beecroft, Linda Mario and their families.A viewing will be held on Friday, April 21, from 3-7 pm, at Howell, Edwards, Doerksen with Rigdon-Ransom Funeral Directors, and on the following day, Saturday, from 11am until 12pm. A celebration of Life will follow at 12pm, Saturday April 22 at Howell, Edwards, Doerksen with Rigdon-Ransom Funeral Directors. Graveside service will follow at City View at 2 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Macular Degeneration Foundation.