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Betty Eidem, 89, died Thursday, August 8, 2013 at Good Samaritan Luther Manor, Sioux Falls. Funeral services will be at 11:00am Monday, August 12, 2013 at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Sioux Falls with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 1:00pm Sunday at Heritage Funeral Home, Sioux Falls with family present from 5-7pm and a Prayer Service at 7pm Sunday evening.
Betty Bernice Carroll was born on December 24, 1923 at Elk Point, SD to E. Wade and Dessa (Summers) Carroll. After graduating from Elk Point High School she attended Nettleton College. On August 27, 1948 she was united in marriage to James D. Eidem at Elk Point. In 1954 they moved near Hurley, SD where they farmed. She was the business manager for the school in Hurley for 23 years, retiring in 1987. They moved to Sioux Falls in 1990. She was a past member of the Bethany Lutheran Church in Hurley for 35 years, Hurley American Legion Auxilary, and was an avid bridge player. She was known to her grandchildren and others as Grandma Betty or "GB' and loved to go dancing with her husband.
Grateful for having shared her life are 3 children, Janice Farrar, Huron, JoAnn (Greg) Gemar, Scotland, and Wes (Linda), Sioux Falls; 10 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband James in 1992 and all her brothers and a sister, Retha, Forrest, Earl, Bill, and Max. www.heritagesfsd.com
Published in The Argus Leader from Aug. 10 to Aug. 11, 2013