Martin A. Eide, age 69, of Watertown, SD, passed away on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls.
Memorial services will be at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, May 4, 2019 at the Grace Lutheran Church in Watertown with Pastor Jerod Jordon officiating.
Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m., Friday, May 3rd at the Wight & Comes Funeral Chapel in Watertown.
Urn bearers will be Chad Eide, Larry Shepherd, Jason Williams and Allen Williams. Military honors will be conducted by Vietnam Veterans of America of Northeast SD Chapter 1054 and The US Air Force Funeral Honors Team.
Martin Albert Eide was born on June 17, 1949 to Orville and Edith (Hammer) Eide in Madison, SD. He grew up around Oldham, Erwin and Bryant, SD communities and graduated from Bryant High School in 1967. Martin enlisted in the United States Air Force where he proudly served from 1968-1972. Bases he served were located in TX, CO, CA, U-Tapao, Thailand, and Maine.
Upon his discharge he moved to Watertown and started his employment at Minnesota Rubber Co in Watertown. This employment would last for 42 years before the company closed when he took early retirement.
Martin married Jeanine Johnson on February 26, 1977 at the Grace Lutheran Church in Watertown.
Martin was a very family oriented man, whether it be immediate, extended or friends. He was an avid car enthusiast and jokester. He was always up for a good laugh and doing so with a special twinkle in his eye. Martin was always showing love to his wife, children, their spouses and grandchildren.
He was a retired member of IAM National Rubber Workers Union, and American Legion for 15 plus years.
Martin is survived by his wife, Jeanine; his children, Melanie (Larry) Shepherd, Renae (Jason) Williams and Chad (Emily) Eide of Watertown; five siblings, Marcella Johnson of Albuquerque, NM, Edward (Tess) Eide of Watertown, Raymond (Donna) Eide of Lake Norden, and Kathy Eide and Judy Eide of Watertown; and five grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, parents, and other loved family members.
Arrangements by Wight & Comes Funeral Chapel, www.wightandcomes.com.