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Irene E. Eichstadt

Wed, Jan 22nd, 2014
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Irene E. Eichstadt, 94, of Preston, Minn.., died on Monday, January 20, 2014, of natural causes at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester, Minn., where she had been a patient for one day.

Irene Ethlyn Lee was born on June 25, 1919 in Dolliver, Iowa to George and Dena( Mother’s Maiden name was also Lee ) Lee. She grew up in Sanborn, Minn.. attended school there, graduating from Sanborn H.S in 1939. Irene was married on May 11, 1940 in Sanborn to Harvey L. Eichstadt. Following their marriage the couple farmed in rural Walnut Grove, Minn. for many years. They retired in 1990 and moved to Mission, Texas, but continued to spend the summer months at their farm home in Walnut Grove. They moved to Stewartville, Minn. in March of 2000. Mr. Eichstadt died June 22, 2000. Mrs. Eichstadt moved to Chatfield, Minn. that same year where she lived until moving to Preston in 2013, to live near her son. Irene attended the Chatfield Lutheran Church while living there, and had always been an active member of Ladies Circles in the Lutheran churches she and her husband had attended thru the years prior. She was an avid reader, enjoyed gardening and had started painting these later years of her life. She enjoyed time spent with family, especially her grandchildren and great grandson.

Irene is survived by her son, Richard (Linda) of Bloomington, Minn. and Preston; 3 grand-daughters – Andrea (Michael) Neurerburg, Christina Eichstadt, Brooke Eichstadt (ShawnFarnham) and great grandson - Max; 2 sisters – Charlotte (Bob) Davis of Broomfield, Colo. and Bernice Sykora of Windom, Minn. and 1 brother – Willard (Shirley) Lee of Sandwich, Illi. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harvey, her parents, three sisters and five brothers.

The funeral service for Irene E. Eichstadt will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at Chatfield Lutheran Church in Chatfield with Rev. Mark Docken officiating. Burial will follow at Crestlawn Memorial Gardens in Redwood Falls, Minn.

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