Arlis Eiesland

July 25, 1920 - December 17, 2022

Visitation: Family will greet visitors one hour prior to the service at Heritage Funeral Home in Sioux Falls, SD.

Service: Funeral services will begin at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 11, 2023 at Heritage Funeral Home in Sioux Falls, SD with burial to follow at Beaver Creek Cemetery, rural Canton, SD.

Arlis Eiesland, age 102, died Saturday, December 17, 2022 at Touchmark at All Saints in Sioux Falls, SD.  Funeral services will begin at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 11, 2023 at Heritage Funeral Home in Sioux Falls, SD with burial to follow at Beaver Creek Cemetery, rural Canton, SD.  Family will greet visitors one hour prior to the service.

          Arlis was born on July 25, 1920 in Forest City, IA to Mons and Martina (Olson) Twedt.  She graduated from Woden High School.  After graduation she worked as a housekeeper and in a café.  While working at the café, she met her future husband, Lloyd Eiesland.  They were married on October 13, 1940 in Alvord, IA.  Arlis and Lloyd farmed near Keister, MN for five years before moving to a farm near Harrisburg where they lived and raised their family until 1992.  The couple then moved to Canton and later to Sioux Falls.  Arlis had been a resident of Touchmark at All Saints since 2008.

          In addition to raising her 4 children, Arlis was a dedicated farm wife.  In her younger years, she enjoyed gardening, dancing with her husband, needle point, and was an active member of Beaver Creek Lutheran Church until it closed.   She then joined Canton Lutheran Church and was currently a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran in Sioux Falls, SD.  She will be remembered for her cooking and baking, especially her apple pies.

Arlis is survived by her children, Bruce Eiesland, Karen (Kevin) Kennedy, and Gail Eiesland, all of Sioux Falls; daughter-in-law, Diane Eiesland of Anacortes, WA;  grandchildren- Jeff Fodness, Jennifer Fodness, Melissa (Jeremiah) Coenen, Scott (Shari) Eiesland, Jan (Dave Martinez) Eiesland, and Nathan Eiesland; great-grandchildren- Megan (Kris) Kotelman, Macy Eiesland, Kelsey Eiesland, Alex Martinez, Owen Martinez, Kadyn Arneson, Addison Penrod-Curtis, and Anthony Coenen; along with numerous extended relatives and friends.  She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; son, Harold Eiesland; 4 brothers; and three sisters.

 

 

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  1. Wilma Romereim on December 18, 2022 said:

    My deepest sympathy to Karen and Bruce. Your mom was a wonderful lady.

  2. GEORGE H HAHN on December 20, 2022 said:

    To the Eisland family: my deepest condolences. God bless the soul of Arliss.

    1. Karen Kennedy on December 24, 2022 said:

      Thank you for your kind expression of sympathy.

  3. Becky Eiesland Pittenger on December 21, 2022 said:

    Love and condolences to my cousins. I have many fond memories of our time together as children in your family home. Aunt Arlis was indeed a fabulous cook and welcomed us all with yummy food, coffee and conversation. Hugs to you all.

  4. Andi Martin on December 21, 2022 said:

    Deepest sympathies, Karen and family, in the passing of your mother. What a wonderful, long life your mom had! May your memories ease your loss, comfort you in your grief, and give you peace.

  5. Norma Mathis Fincher on December 21, 2022 said:

    So sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful person .Praying for your family. I work at Touchmark at all Saints as a housekeeper.

    1. Karen Kennedy on December 23, 2022 said:

      Norma, thank you for your kind words about my mom Arlis. We appreciate your expression of sympathy.

  6. Andi on December 22, 2022 said:

    Deepest sympathies, Karen and family, for the loss of your Mother. May your memories ease your grief and comfort you.

    1. Karen Kennedy and family on December 23, 2022 said:

      Andi, thank you for your kind expression of sympathy.

  7. Lynn & Todd Nyhus on December 24, 2022 said:

    Gail, Bruce and family,
    We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. May the special and treasured memories of your mom bring you comfort in the days ahead, especially her homemade apple pies that have the taste only she can make. You’re in our thoughts and prayers during this sad time. May God’s grace bring you comfort in the days ahead.

  8. Rhonda Buckneberg on January 2, 2023 said:

    So Sorry for All of you!!! Marv and I are thinking of You!! Hugs and Prayers!

    1. Karen Kennedy on January 7, 2023 said:

      Rhonda and Marv, thank you for your kind expression of sympathy to our family.

  9. GEORGE H HAHN on January 15, 2023 said:

    My deepest sympathies for the Eiesland family. God bless Arlis’ soul.

  10. Tom Green on January 20, 2023 said:

    No matter how old we are, it’s never easy to lose a parent. My thoughts and prayers are with you and family as you grieve.