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Ken Eixman, a loving husband, father, and friend, passed away on November 6th, 2022, leaving behind a legacy of hard work and determination.

 

One of his greatest accomplishments was the BuckBoard House, a project he started from the ground up in 2014. Over the past nine years, Ken and his wife Deanna have been living in a travel trailer while they worked tirelessly to build their dream home.

 

Unfortunately, Ken passed away before he could see his project come to fruition, leaving behind a big task to be completed.

 

To finish the BuckBoard House, we need to raise $150,000 in materials, and we are seeking the help of volunteers to assist with the construction process.

 

We are hosting fundraisers and building days to raise funds and gather volunteers. Any monetary donations, materials, or volunteer support would be greatly appreciated to help us complete Ken's vision and honor his legacy.

The Story

Ken Eixman was a loving husband, father, and friend who spent the last nine years building a home for his family - what Ken came to call the BuckBoard House. Whenever he had a spare buck he'd use it to buy a board to keep the build going. 

 

He was a hard worker who poured his heart and soul into the house, working on it little by little as money became available. He dreamed of spending the rest of his life in the home he had built for his wife, Deanna, and their family.

 

Finally with the exterior finished there was hope insight.

They had hoped to spend Christmas 2023 together in their new home, but Ken passed away unexpectedly on November 6th, 2022, before he could see his dream come to life.

Deanna is now left to finish the BuckBoard House on her own. It's been a challenging journey, even prior to Ken's passing: they have been living in a 20-foot travel trailer while working on the house to help expedite the process. Besides the small space the extreme Texas weather has been a challenge. 

 

Despite the obstacles, they've never lost sight of their goal - to create a beautiful, safe, and comfortable home for themselves and their loved ones.

We're reaching out to our community in the hopes of finding compassionate and caring individuals who can help finish the BuckBoard House.

 

Ken's passing has left a significant burden on the family, and they are struggling to complete the home without his income and expertise.

 

We need to raise $150,000 in materials, and we are seeking volunteers and donors who can help us with the construction process. Every donation, no matter how small, can make a difference.

 

By contributing to this project, you're not just helping to finish a house - you're helping rebuild after a devastating loss. This is a chance to honor Ken's memory and continue his legacy by completing his dream for his family.

 

Please consider donating your time, skills, and money to help finish the BuckBoard House. This is a project to bless a family that has blessed and will continue to bless so many. 

Time Line

March 2023

April 2023

May 2023

June 2023

July 2023

July 2023

Electrical and Plumbing

HVAC

Sheetrock and Tiling

Flooring and Cabinets

Finishing Touches

Community Celebration and Open House

Obituary

Kenneth Wayne Eixman, of Alvin, passed away on November 6th 2022 in Hunt, Texas. He was born in Houston to Mary and Fritz Eixman on March 29th 1967. He married Deanna Eixman on January 3rd 1998 in Freeport, Texas.

Ken went to Alvin High School. He worked for UPS for over 27 years and James Avery as a craftsman for over 5 years. He was a veteran of the Desert Storm War and served in the Marines from 1990-1995.

 

He served as a board member in his church communities at Cross Kingdom and Freeport First Assembly. He was a volunteer firefighter at the Hunt Fire Department. He was a talented artist and craftsman. He had an extraordinary mind; there wasn’t anything that he couldn’t build or figure out. He gave relentlessly and always put his family, friends and community before himself. He loved the Lord and served him wholeheartedly for his 55 years on earth.

Ken was preceded in death by his father, Fritz Eixman; father-in-law, W.A. Brinkmeyer.

Survivors include his wife and best friend, Deanna Eixman; son, Kade Eixman; daughters, Stacie Andrews, Lauren Andrews and Victoria Leija; brother, John Eixman (wife Kim); sister, Lucy Eixman Cox; mother, Mary Eixman; mother-in-law, Aleene Brinkmeyer; best friends, Bill Nichols (wife Trina) and Sean Palin (wife Debra); and many nieces and nephews.

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