September 14, 1929 — October 29, 2021
Lothar Erhardt Eschner, a new resident of the Breeze Park Senior Community Living in St. Charles, MO, stepped into his Heavenly Home on October 29, 2021. He was born in Mariënburg, Prussia (now Malbork, Poland) on September 14, 1929, the only son of Assaph “Fred” Eschner and Frieda Eschner. After the Second World War, they emigrated to the US where Lothar was proud to become an American citizen in 1954. He married the love of his life, Erna Bandzmer in 1952; they have been happily married for over 69 years. At 11 years old, Lothar trusted Jesus to be his Lord and Savior. As a result, his relationship with God became the most important thing in his life. As an avid reader and student of the Bible, he taught the Bible at church and, for a season, from his home. Being a husband and father was important in Lothar’s life. He lived out his faith, leading his family to follow after God. He was a good man. Lothar applied himself diligently to the field of electronic engineering. Determined and mostly self-educated, he rose to the position of a lead engineer at McDonnell-Douglas and Boeing. He is survived by his wife Erna; six children – Monica (Rick) Haberkamp, Anita (Bill) Ross, Mark Eschner, Deborah (Doug) Niezwaag, Brian (Pam) Eschner and Steven (Lorie) Eschner; 11 grandchildren – Sarah Jerdan, Angie Quickstad, Lisa Kroehler, Shawn Ross, Amy Ross, Megan Mueller, Shanna Bechtel, Ryan Niezwaag, Samantha Hales, Emily Eschner and Benjamin Eschner; 24 great grandchildren – Nathan, David, Joseph, Myriam, Timothy and Anna Jerdan; Ethan and Jason Quickstad; Tahlia and Zariah Kroehler; Sydney, Henry, Dorothy and Levi Ross; Juliana, Nica and Asher Mueller; Abby, William, Caleb, Elijah and Isaac Bechtel; Stephen and Alexandra Hales. He is preceded in death by his parents Fred & Frieda Eschner, and grandchild Josiah Niezwaag. Visitation will be Sunday, November 7, 2:00-4:00 pm, at Grace Community Chapel, 7661 Mexico Rd, St Peters, MO. The funeral service will follow at 4:00 pm at Grace Community Chapel. Interment will be Monday, November 8th in a private family service at the St. Charles Memorial Gardens. Lothar had requested that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to "Grace Community Chapel Missionary Fund”.