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Edward Eide

July 12, 1930 — June 16, 2012

Edward was born July 12, 1930 at Benson, Minnesota, the son of Henry and Clara Eide. He was raised in Minnesota until he was 14 years old and the family moved to Sioux Falls in 1944. Edward attended school in Sioux Falls until he began working. Edward began working at the Old Home Bakery in Sioux Falls when he was 17 years old. He was united in marriage to Darlene Jewell on November 14, 1949 at the Zion Lutheran Church Parsonage. Edward held various positions at the bakery over the years and was the warehouse manager when he retired after 44 years with the company. Edward enjoyed hunting and fishing when his daughters were younger, often taking them along as he went road hunting. He was an avid bowler, participating on several bowling teams and leagues. He rolled eight 300 games and several 800 series. He was inducted into the South Dakota Bowling Hall of Fame in 1987 and recognized again in 2009 when the Eide Family was inducted into the Hall of Fame. He was a sports fan and enjoyed watching games on TV or listening on the radio. You might also see him watching old western TV shows and movies. Edward passed away at his home on Saturday following a four year battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife, Darlene; four daughters, Linda Mace, Jean Eide, Mary Eide and Donna(Craig) Winberg, all of Sioux Falls; 9 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren; a brother, Donald (Judy) of Sioux Falls and a sister, Ellie (Gary) Valencour, Cottage Grove, MN. He was preceded in death by his parents and his special pet, Dixie.
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