REDMOND, OR -- A pillar of the Redmond community passed away at his home Tuesday morning, ending his battle with cancer. Bob Eberhard spent several decades as the head of Eberhard’s Dairy, started by his father in the 1950s, and now managed by his nephew, Mark.
Eberhard was a well-known businessman in Central Oregon, at one point serving as President of the Redmond Chamber of Commerce. He talked with The Source Weekly's Brian Jennings, earlier this year, about the rise of his family's company, "On August 15, 1951 we moved to Redmond and he started operating The Cream Station. So then, he would go out four days a week and pick up cream; my mother was in the office and my brother Jack and I were in high school, so we would come down after school and wash the cans by hand. And, that was how we started out."
Service information will be forthcoming, with Redmond Memorial chapel presiding over arrangements. Thank you for all your support, kindness, and well-wishes to our family at this time."
To listen to the full March 2017 episode of Take Five with Bob Eberhard, visit our Podcast Page.