Eileen Kreth

Eileen Kreth


August 1, 1924 - February 23, 2024


Eileen Kreth, 99, of Mt. Vernon, SD, died Friday, February 23, 2024, at Avera Brady Health and Rehab in Mitchell. Funeral services will be at 10:30 AM Monday, April 1, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in rural Dimock, SD. Burial will be in St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday, March 31, from 5-7:00 PM at Bittner Funeral Chapel.

Eileen Renee (Sigmund) Kreth was born August 1st, 1924, south of Mt. Vernon to William and Selma (Sperlich) Sigmund. She attended the Baker #10 school at Metzgerville. On December 2nd 1945, she married Bernard Kreth at the Zion Lutheran Church, rural Stickney. She farmed with Bernard south of Mt. Vernon, and together they were known for raising Registered Herford Cattle. Eileen was also known for raising a large garden, baking for her family and sewing for her children. Her family was a beneficiary of many quilts. She was a lifelong member of St. John’s Lutheran Church rural Dimock where she was involved in the Women’s group and taught Sunday School. 

She is survived by her children, Darwin Kreth and wife Pat of Mitchell, Renae Eidenshink and husband Jeff of Sioux Falls, Pat Deinert and husband Ron of Mt. Vernon; nine grandchildren: Barclay (Kate) Kreth, Megan (Luke) Kreth Schryvers, Kara (Travis) Kreth Zomer, Brittany (Clay) Kreth Anderson, Kristen (Wade) Wieczorek Hutchinson, Matthew (Lauren) Wieczorek, Michael (Courtney) Deinert, Kevin (Brianna) Deinert, and Timothy (Amy) Deinert; 21 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Marlene Koch of Mitchell.

She was preceded in death by her husband; one brother, Edwin Sigmund and wife Lydia; brother-in-law, Delmer Koch; one great-granddaughter; son-in-law, Jerry Wieczorek; brothers-in-law, Ernest and LuVern Kreth, John, Otto, and Ewald Burmeister; sisters-in-law, Gladys Ziebart, Valindy Melhaff, Alma Kluth, Alvina Gerlach, and Erna Scheetz.


Sunday, March 31, 2024
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 W Havens Ave
Mitchell, SD 57301


Monday, April 1, 2024
10:30 AM
St. John's Lutheran Church
39941 270th St
Dimock, SD


St. John's Lutheran Cemetery
Rural Dimock, SD

Posted by Lanny & Jerri Edwards on March 29, 2024
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you…
Posted by Pam Moke on February 29, 2024
You are in my thoughts and prayers. Eileen was very sweet and I enjoyed visiting with her. Sorry for your loss.
Posted by Sina Glover on February 29, 2024
I was so blessed to have gotten to be one of Eileen's caretakers at Edgewood. We had a lot of laughs and a lot of candy!!
Posted by Amanda Nava on February 29, 2024
I helped take care Eileen when she was at Edgewood, such a wonderful woman. So full of love and life, she will be greatly missed.
Posted by Jackie Christiansen on February 27, 2024
I had such a good time with Eileen when she lived at Edgewood. I feel very honored to have gotten to know her.
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