Funeral services for Cecil Eide, 89, of Estherville, will be held 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, March 8, 2017, at the Henrhy-Olson Funeral Chapel in Estherville with Pastor Doug Burton officiating. He passed away Saturday, March 4, 2017, at Good Samaritan Society in Estherville.
Visitation will be held 5-7 p.m., Tuesday, March 7, at the funeral home.
Cecil Edward Eide, the son of Thomas and Beatrice (Froland) Eide, was born June 28, 1927, near Dunnell, Minn.
He received his education in the Estherville schools and graduated from Estherville High School after he served in the military. Cecil served in the United States Navy during World War II. Following his honorable discharge from the military he returned to the Estherville area to make his home. Later he attended Barber College in Des Moines, graduating as a Master Barber.
On Sept. 26, 1948, Cecil was united in marriage to Mae Rose Anderson. The couple made their home in Estherville where they began raising their family and Cecil was employed as a barber and owned and operated Central Barber Shop in Estherville for 28 years, along with farming. He was also employed at Meyer's for 14 years and Cecil also was a substitute mail carrier at the United States Post Office in Estherville. In his leisure time he enjoyed golfing and fishing. Most important to Cecil was spending time with his family.
He was a member of First Christian Church in Estherville; a lifetime member of VFW Post 3388 in Estherville. He also was an active member of the Elks and Masonic Lodges in Estherville.
Left to cherish Cecil's memory are his wife, Mae Rose of Estherville; his children, Thorwald Eide and his wife, Heide of The Villages, Fla.; Michael Eide and his wife, Joann of Severn, Md.; Rosemary Clouse and her husband, John of Ruthven; seven grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; siblings, Dale (Diane) Eide of Phoenix, Ariz., Tom Eide of St. Paul; also by many nieces and nephews and special friend, Mike Reynolds. He has been preceded in death by one son, John; his parents, Thomas and Beatrice; sister, Beverly Merril and brothers, Jack Eide, Floyd Eide, Wesley Eide and Lyle Eide.
In lieu of flowers the family prefers memorials be directed to VFW Post 3388 of Estherville.