|Birth: ||Apr. 12, 1913|
|Death: ||May 18, 1996|
South Dakota, USA
Meint J. Eilers was born April 12, 1913, at Craig, IA, the son of Herman and Elizabeth Eilers. He moved to a farm northwest of Dell Rapids when he was 4 1/2. He grew up in the Dell Rapids area and attended country school. He farmed with his parents until his father's death. He and his brother continued to farm the family farm until 1940 when he moved to a farm near Chester. Mike married Otella Sorfonden July 3, 1947, in Dell Rapids at the Lutheran Church. They made their home in Dell Rapids. He worked at Wagner Meat Market for 11 years, owning it for 6 years. Mike then worked for the Dell Rapids Hospital for a short time and then started working for Kahler Funeral Home and Furniture Store in 1970.
Mike was a member of the Lutheran church of Dell Rapids, Dell Rapids Senior Citizens Center, and the Pheasant Horse Shoe League in Madison.
Mike, 83, died Saturday, May 18, 1996, at McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls.
Grateful for having shared his life are his wife, Otella; a daughter, Mrs. Terry (Connie) Klein of Dell Rapids; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Duane (Beverly) Poppen of Madison; a step son, Richard Sorfonden and his wife, Joan, of Redfield, IA; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; two brothers, Alvin of Sun Lake, AZ, and Raymond of Rapids city; and five sisters, Norma Glinski of Kenosha, WI, Velda Brandt of Rapid city, Mrs. Joe (Verlan) Ferrara of Baton Rouge, LA, Mrs. Orville (Laura) Kirkegaard of Trent, and Mrs. Ray (Martha) Minters of Hermistion, Oregon.
He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers and four sisters.
Herman D. Eilers (1874 - 1937)
Elizabeth Husman Eilers (1882 - 1958)
Otella B. Holmoe Eilers (1913 - 2003)*
Meint J. Eilers (1913 - 1996)
Velda E Eilers Brandt (1919 - 2012)*
Edna L Eilers Kelsey (1921 - 1996)*
Laura Eilers Kirkegaard (1923 - 2010)*
Saint Olaf Cemetery
South Dakota, USA
Created by: dells
Record added: Sep 06, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 41631242
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