Elaine Eich


March 31, 1926 - August 31, 2017


Elaine Eich, 91, Mitchell, SD died Thursday, August 31, 2017 at Avera Brady Health and Rehab.

Funeral services will be 10:30 am Tuesday, September 5 at Holy Family Catholic Church in Mitchell. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7:00 pm Monday with a Scripture/Rosary Service at 7:00 pm at the Bittner Funeral Chapel in Mitchell.

Elaine Eich was born March 31, 1926 at Epiphany to Ed and Lizzie (Herll) Young. She grew up attending grade school at St. Mary’s Parochial School in Epiphany and graduated from Burbank High School. On February 4, 1948 she married Norbert Eich at the Epiphany Catholic Church. They farmed near Epiphany until retiring and moved to Mitchell in 1981. Elaine was a member of the Epiphany Catholic Church, Holy Family Catholic Church, the Ladies Altar Society, the Extension Club of Happy Mothers in Epiphany and was a volunteer at Avera Queen of Peace Hospital for many years.

She is survived by one daughter, Bette Endorf of Fulton, two sons: Calvin (Debbra Kay) Eich of Eagan, MN and Cory (Leanne) Eich of Canova, eight grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband Norbert in 1986, one brother, Cy Young, one sister, Arlene Haiar and a great grandchild.


Monday, September 4, 2017
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens
Mitchell, SD 57301


Tuesday, September 5, 2017
10:30 AM
Holy Family Catholic Church
222 N Kimball St
Mitchell, SD 57301


Calvary Cemetery
Mitchell, SD

Posted by Rachel Eich on September 4, 2017
I will miss you Grandma.
Posted by Kari Eich McKernon on September 4, 2017
I have such warm memories of Elaine. On her visits to Clarence and Kathyns farm, she always made Kurt and I feel special and she spoiled us! Such a wonderful person! i will be praying for all of you as you celebrate her life this week.
Posted by Duane Eich on September 2, 2017
I have great memories as a kid and a great aunt God bless you
Posted by Suzie (Lampe) Moege on September 2, 2017
I enjoyed counting money for Holy Family Church with Elaine (and Arlene) for many years, until Elaine "retired". Never a dull moment with those two vibrant ladies! God bless you Elaine, and my sympathies to the family.
Posted by Fr. Tom Heck on September 2, 2017
My prayers are with you and for your Mom.
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