CORNISH - Siegfried Eder, 80, of Cornish, Utah, passed away at the Franklin County Medical Center in Preston, Idaho, from the inability to recover from back surgery at IHC, Logan.
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He was born on May 21, 1930, to Fritz Eder and Frieda Deligkeit Eder in the city of Hagenfliess in East Prussia (now Germany). His father was a successful farmer and he instilled in Siegfried the value of working hard and the love of an agricultural pursuit in life.
In 1944, Siegfried relocated to what became known as West Germany, where he continued his education, eventually graduating successfully from an agricultural college. He commenced his love of agriculture by working in a corporate farming establishment. Having been raised on his father's farm, he enjoyed the freedom of being his own boss. He wanted his own farm. Obtaining a farm in Germany was almost impossible. In 1957 he immigrated to Utah in the hopes of becoming an independent entrepeneur. He settled in Cornish, Utah.
His sense of duty to the land instilled by his father, he became a very successful stewart of the farm he purchased. He created first a model dairy, then switched to raising heifers. Later in life, he concentrated on growing grain and alfalfa. His farm became one of the most immaculate farms in Northern Utah - the envy of most farmers. He will be missed by all of the many friends he had made over the years. By sheer honest hard work and determination, the place he left was a better place than when he started - a trait well worth emulating.
His father and mother preceded him in death. He is survived by two sisters and several nieces and nephews - all residents of Germany.
We wish to extend our gratitude to the excellent and caring nursing staff of the Franklin County Medical Center Nursing Home Division.
Siegfried Eder requested that he be cremated and that his ashes be distributed over the farm on which he was born. As soon as travel arrangements have been made by his German relatives, a small memorial service will he held at his residence in Cornish. Time and date will be announced later. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Allen-Hall Mortuary. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.allenmortuaries.net.
Published in Logan Herald Journal from July 20 to Aug. 2, 2010