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joseph m. eigsti

Posted on Sept. 5, 2013 at 1:00 a.m.

April 27, 1922 - Sept. 3, 2013

GOSHEN — Joseph M. Eigsti, 91, died Tuesday morning, Sept. 3, 2013, at Greencroft Goshen.

He was born April 27, 1922, to William and Anna (Hartzler) Eigsti, in Buda, Ill. On June 26, 1949, he married Norma “Jean” Litwiller in Morton, Ill. She preceded him in death on May 2, 2002.

He is survived by three children, Eldon (Marilyn) Eigsti of Buda, Donna (Douglas) Roth of Morton and Calvin Eigsti (Sara Swartzentruber) of Washington, D.C.; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; special friend Aldine Wyse; and a sister, Marion Nunemaker of Sterling, Ill.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Marcia Eigsti; and two brothers, Walter and Howard Eigsti.

He was a lifelong farmer. Mr. Eigsti was a member of Willow Springs Mennonite Church, Tiskilwa, Ill., where he served as a deacon, Sunday school teacher and on the church board. He also served as a school board member and as a member of the Bureau County Farm Bureau Board.

Friends may call from 9:30 to 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, at Willow Springs Mennonite Church, 16621 Kentville Road, Tiskilwa, where there will be an 11 a.m. memorial service. The Rev. Cal Zehr will officiate.

A private family burial will take place in Willow Springs Mennonite Church Cemetery.

According to his wishes, cremation has taken place at Yoder-Culp Crematory, Goshen.

Memorial contributions may be made to Goshen Home Care and Hospice, 1721 S. Main St., Goshen, IN 46526 or Willow Springs Mennonite Church, P.O. Box 386, Tiskilwa, IL 61368.