WOLSEY — Dawn Eichstadt, 55, of Wolsey, passed away Wednesday, November 20, 2019.
Her funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, November 26, at St. John’s Lutheran Church. Burial will be in the St. John’s Lutheran Church Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 1 to 7 p.m., Monday, November 25, at the Kuhler Funeral Home, with her family present from 5to 7 p.m. A prayer service will be held at 6:30p.m., Monday evening at the Kuhler Funeral Home.
Dawn Dyana Weston Eichstadt was born June 7, 1964, to Lynn and Patricia (Reineke) Weston, at Huron. Dawn spent her first few years at Fort Riley, Kansas and Friedberg, Germany, where her dad was stationed in the United States Army. Her dad nicknamed her “Bugsy” when she was small, because she loved to put her rabbit fur animal by her nose to fall asleep and she still signed her cards to her dad that way.
Dawn graduated from Huron High School in 1982, and attended Nettleton College at Sioux Falls to become a legal secretary. She then started work at Western Area Power Administration at Huron.
On April 5, 1986, Dawn married Kirk Madsen. They had one son, Brock in 1988, and one daughter, Megan in 1990. She and Kirk later divorced.
On February 14, 2014, Dawn married Kirk Eichstadt. They lived on a farm near Wolsey. Together they owned KnE Hunting Lodge. She called Kirk her “soulmate.”
She enjoyed crafts and doing many activities outside with her husband, including riding their Harley, going camping and running around in their side by side. She also enjoyed watching bluejays and cardinals at the bird feeders in their backyard.
Dawn called her sister, Tricia, her “best friend.” They spent many hours on the phone together. She had said Tricia could always make her laugh.
Dawn also worked at State Farm Insurance, Lewis Pharmacy and Creative Printing. She then started her own cleaning business
Dawn is survived by her husband, Kirk of Wolsey; her parents, Lynn and Patricia Weston of Huron; her siblings and their spouses, Tricia and Gary Rudloff of Huron, and Lynn and Leslie Weston II of Springfield, Mo.; her son, Brock Madsen of Carpenter; her daughter, and son-in-law, Megan and Colt Palmer of Brookings.
Dawn loved her children very much and loved “granbabies,” (as she would call them) even more. She was very proud to be a grandma to Sebastian and Priscilla Palmer.
She is also survived by her nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, the Eichstadt family, and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her maternal and paternal grandparents; and her uncle, Herman Reineke, III.
She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Wolsey, where the service will be held.