Eldon Eugene Stone

Eldon Eugene Stone

Birth
Gary, Deuel County, South Dakota, USA
Death 12 Oct 2001 (aged 78)
Gary, Deuel County, South Dakota, USA
Burial Gary, Deuel County, South Dakota, USA
Memorial ID 24191684 · View Source
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Funeral services for Eldon Stone, age 78 of Gary, SD will be at 10:30 am on Wednesday, October 17, 2001 at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Gary, SD. Reverend Bruce Mueller will officiate. Mr. Stone passed away on Friday, October 12, 2001 at his Gary residence.
Burial will be in the Grandview Cemetery at Gary, SD.
Eldon Eugene Stone was born on March 31, 1923, in Gary, SD to William and Sarah (Christianson) Stone.
He was raised on a farm near Gary and graduated from Gary High School. He took over the family farm after his father passed away.
Eldon married Leona Violet Carter on January 31, 1943 at Gary, South Dakota. They were blessed with 11 children in their union of 58 years. He worked for Deuel County Cenex in Gary for more than 25 years, and farmed for more than 39 years when they retired at Gary in 1980.
He was a Sunday school teacher, a Deuel County Cenex director, a member of the Farmers Union, a member of the Gary School Board for a number of years and a member of the Gary Historical Society. He played amateur baseball for the Gary Liners for man ears. He received the "Outstanding Parent Award" and numerous sports awards. He enjoyed reading, playing cards, woodworking, working in his flower garden and watching sports. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Leona; four sons, Craig and Deb Stone of Gary, SD, Brian and Peggy Stone of Colorado Springs, CO, Wade and Sandy Stone of Kansas City, MO, and Dane and Jody Stone of Dell Rapids, SD; four daughters, Dona and Gordon Westley of Toronto, SD, Lenae and Myron Deslauriers of Canby, MN, Carolynn Jo and Leon Webber of Gary, SD, and Ellen Ann Schulte and her fried, Albert Bekaert of Gary, SD; 26 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; and two daughters-in-law, Nancy Stone of Ocean Springs, MS and Cricket Stone of Greeley, CO.
Eldon was preceded in death by two sons, Paul and Mark; one daughter, Sharon Marie; his parents; two brothers, Edward and William; and one sister, Elinor Moeller.
Submitted by Ray Wiese


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  • Created by: Roger Baer
  • Added: 26 Jan 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 24191684
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Eldon Eugene Stone (31 Mar 1923–12 Oct 2001), Find A Grave Memorial no. 24191684, citing Grandview Cemetery, Gary, Deuel County, South Dakota, USA ; Maintained by Roger Baer (contributor 46848553) .