Vivian Duretta <I>Clark</I> Eitzen

Vivian Duretta Clark Eitzen

Lamberton, Redwood County, Minnesota, USA
Death 31 Aug 2006 (aged 100)
Mountain Lake, Cottonwood County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Mountain Lake, Cottonwood County, Minnesota, USA
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Vivian Eitzen
Vivian (Clark) Eitzen, 100, of Mt. Lake, died Thursday, August 31, 2006 at Good Samaritan Village in Mt. Lake.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. today (Wednesday) at Bethel Mennonite Church in Mt. Lake. Interment will be at the Mt. Lake Cemetery in Mt. Lake.

Vivian Duretta Clark, the daughter of Fred and Anna (Olson) Clark was born on February 5, 1906, in Lamberton. She received her early education in Lamberton, and attended high school in Mankato, where she and her family moved in 1920. Vivian received an elementary education degree from Mankato State Teachers College.

Vivian moved to Lake Bluff, Ill., employed as a housemother and first grade teacher at the Methodist Deaconess Orphanage. She later moved to Storden, teaching both first and second grades, and then to Mt. Lake, teaching first grade.

On December 2, 1933, she married Jacob Eitzen. They made their home in Waconia until 1943, when they returned to Mt. Lake, working in the telephone business. Jake went home to the Lord on January 3, 1975.

Vivian was a member of the Bethel Mennonite Church in Mt.Lake and was active in the church serving as kindergarten superintendent, teacher of release time and Wednesday night classes. She also had a great interest in the Mission Society. She was baptized in the Lutheran Church at Storden, and was a member of the following churches, Methodist Church in Lamberton, Century Methodist of Mankato, Methodist Church of Lake Bluff, Ill., and the Moravian Church at Waconia. Vivian was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary. She spent much of her time in prayer for church leaders, missionaries and friends, and writing letters of encouragement to many.

After living for several years at the Eventide Nursing Home in Mt. Lake, Vivian moved to the Good Samaritan Village in Mt. Lake on February 27, 2003.

Survivors include two sons, William (Judy) Eitzen of Boulder, Colo., and Allan Eitzen of Morrison, Colo.; a daughter-in-law, Louise Eitzen of Fairmont; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a brother, Robert V. (Barbara) Clark of Fairmont.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a son, Donald Eitzen; two great-granddaughters; and two sisters, Blanche Beckman and Charlotte Cantine.

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