Michele Eide

Michele Theresa Eide

March 21st, 1958 - November 23rd, 2019
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Michele T. Eide, 61, of Watertown, SD, passed away on Saturday, November 23, 2019 at her residence.

Funeral services will be at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, November 30, 2019 at the Wight & Comes Funeral Chapel in Watertown with Pastor Scott Dempster officiating. Judy Everson will be the soloist accompanied by A.J. Sherrill.

Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, November 29, 2019 at the funeral chapel.

Burial will be at Mount Hope Cemetery in Watertown under the direction of Wight & Comes Funeral Chapel.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Michele's nieces, Heather Knight and Jen Skinner and Jenkins Activity Staff and volunteers.

Active Pallbearers will be Joe Skinner, Jason Skinner, Chris Eide, Mike Eide, Jackson Shriver and Brayden Shriver.

Michele Theresa Eide was born to Alva Joseph and Mary Ellen (Thompson) Jacques on March 21, 1958 in Perth Amboy, New Jersey. She grew up in Perth Amboy and graduated from Cedar Ridge High School in 1976.

Michele moved to the Washington, DC area after graduation where she began working and began her government service. She obtained her business management degree from the University of Maryland in 1993 while working full time. She worked at several locations in the Washington, DC area, working for the United States Government as a Department of Defense (Comptroller). She was employed for 28 years of Federal Civilian Service.

She married Michael Kalasanckas on October 6, 1984. This marriage ended on December 22, 1993.

She met her future husband, Gary Eide, where they both worked at Command Systems Integration Agency. On May 19, 2000 Michele married Gary Eide in Watertown, SD. Michele welcomed Gary's daughter, Melissa, to their family as her own daughter.

Michele and Gary moved to Watertown in May of 2010 after she retired from her last job with Defense Prisoner of War/Missing In Action Agency.

She enjoyed gardening, interior decorating, volunteering at Jenkins Living Center and visiting restaurants from the TV show, Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

Michele is lovingly missed by her husband, Gary Eide; daughter, Melissa (Neil) Jacobson of Brooklyn Center, MN and one granddaughter, Caitlyn Jacobson. She is also survived by her brother, Wayne Jaques of Herndon, VA and his children, Cheryl, Wayne and Michael.

She was preceded in death by her parents.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday November 29th, 2019 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Friday November 29th, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Wight & Comes Funeral Chapel
    1111 4th St NE
    WATERTOWN, SD 57201
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  • Service

    Saturday November 30th, 2019 | 1:00pm
    Saturday November 30th, 2019 1:00pm
    Wight & Comes Funeral Chapel
    1111 4th St NE
    WATERTOWN, SD 57201
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Pastor Scott Dempster
  • Interment

    Mount Hope Cemetery
    1133 11th St. NE
    WATERTOWN, SD 57201
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