HURON — Irene L. Eining, 95, of Huron, passed away Thursday, April 27, 2017, at the Violet Tschetter Memorial Home.
Her Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m., Wednesday, May 3, at Holy Trinity Catholic Parish with private interment in Restlawn Memory Gardens Cemetery. Visitation with the family present will be from 5 to 7 p.m. with a scripture prayer service at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday at the Welter Funeral Home in Huron or visitation one hour prior to the funeral mass at the church.
Irene was born January 20, 1922, in Artesian to Joseph and Ida (Moseson) Olson. She grew up in Artesian where she attended school. She was united in marriage to Carmen Eining on October 10, 1939, in Pipestone, Minn. and they lived on a farm in the Artesian area for a number of years. They lived in Vancouver, Wash. and Igloo, S.D. before returning to Huron in 1967, where they both worked for Raven Industries until their retirement. Irene and Carmen enjoyed riding horses and attending horse shows.
As a couple, they enjoyed tending to their acreage in Huron and walking at the Huron Mall. Irene enjoyed having coffee at McDonalds and socializing with her friends in Huron and at Countryside Assisted Living in Mitchell where she looked forward to exercise class and playing Bingo. She treasured spending time with her family and enjoyed going to her great-granddaughter Taylin’s soccer games in Mitchell and dining at the Pizza Ranch. She also enjoyed her grandson Chad taking her for rides around Mitchell in her 1996 Mercury Sable and receiving phone calls and visits from her grand-daughters Kelli, Sherry, and Terra that would make her eyes sparkle.
She is survived by her two daughters, Carol (Gene) Liudahl of Rapid City, and Char (Randy Brown) Barta of Huron; four grandchildren; Sherry Barta, Chad (Paula) Deckert, Kelli (Rob) Crawford, Riley Knippling; four great-grandchildren, Rory and Nolan Crawford, Terra and Taylin Deckert, and Tanya (A.J.) Blue; three great-great-grandchildren, Brianna, Anthony, and Micah Blue; many nieces and nephews; and her many special friends at Countryside Assisted Living in Mitchell especially Arlis Hetland and Gerry Oberembt.
Irene was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Carmen Eining on July 29, 1998; two sisters, Alice and Edna Olson; and four brothers, Orlando, Otto, Victor, and Lyle Olson.
Irene was the best mom a family could have and her family will dearly miss her.