WOLSEY ó Robert F. Eichstadt, 92, of Wolsey, died Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, at SunQuest Healthcare Center.†
His funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Johnís Lutheran Church in Wolsey with the Rev. L. Scott Spiehs officiating. Burial will be in the St. Johnís Lutheran Church Cemetery.† Visitation will be held from 1 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Kuhler Funeral Home with his family present from 5 to 7 p.m. There will be a prayer service at 7 p.m. Monday at the Kuhler Funeral Home.†
Robert F. Eichstadt was born on Jan. 5, 1921, in Wolsey, to Herman and Martha (Gogolin) Eichstadt. He graduated from Wolsey High School and South Dakota State University.
On Jan. 11, 1942, he married Mildred A. Moller in Huron.†† He farmed for 60 years southwest of Wolsey. He was a lifelong member of St. Johnís Lutheran Church.
He enjoyed going for drives, auctions, hunting, fishing and playing dominos.
He is survived by his five sons, Bruce (Irene) Eichstadt of Wolsey, Dennis (Ranae) Eichstadt of Sioux Falls, Thomas Eichstadt of Huron, Timothy (Diane) Eichstadt of Norfolk, Neb. and Merle (Pam) Eichstadt of Huron; two daughters, Delores (Robert) Chapman of Sioux Falls and Mary (Bruce) Boetel of Volga; one sister, Dorothy Sibbers of Huron; three brothers, Richard Eichstadt of Huron, Paul (Kathryn) Eichstadt of Wolsey and Willis Eichstadt of Monmouth, Ore.; 15 grandchildren;† 22 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred; four brothers, Dale, Mark, Martin and Fredrick; and an infant sister, Mary Alice.†
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