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Elmer S. Eide

April 26, 1932 ~ April 22, 2020 (age 87)



Elmer S. Eide, age 87, of Winona, passed away on Wednesday, April 22, 2020, at Sauer Health Care.

He was born on April 26, 1932, in Fremont, MN, to Julian and Agnes (Jonsgaard) Eide.  Elmer was united in marriage with Viola Pruka on January 13, 1951, at North Prairie Lutheran Church, rural Rushford, MN, and she preceded him in death on May 9, 2015.

Elmer loved trucks and worked as an over-the-road trucker his entire life.  He was a member of St. Martin’s Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Elmer is survived by his sons: Eugene (Debbie) and Roger (Linda) both of Winona; grandchildren: Gary (Becky), Missy (Mark), Jason (Stevie), Jeremy (Mariah), Jamie (Heidi), and Jenni; great-grandchildren: Morgan, Tori, Carson, Connor, Jordan, Emma, Natalie, Trent, Shawn, Kelty, Jakaylah, and Camden; brothers: Milton (Bette), Clifford, and Maynard (Evadine), all of Rushford; sisters-in-law: Lila and Jean; and a brother-in-law: Darrell Block, all of Winona.

He was preceded in death by his wife; parents; grandson, Matthew; sisters: Leona and Ovedia; brothers: Alvin, Lawrence, Ronnie, and Norman; and sisters-in-law: Pearl, Janette, Bonnie, and Rosemary.

Due to current health concerns, a family graveside service and burial will be held at Woodlawn Cemetery.

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