|Vern Eide, 86|
|Written by TRF Times|
Sioux Falls, S.D. - Vern Eide went home to Jesus Sunday evening, Aug. 26, 2012.
Private funeral services and burial are planned. A celebration of Vern’s life is scheduled for 4:30 pm Thursday, Aug. 30 in the large banquet room at C.J. Calloway’s, 500 East 69th Street. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Miller Funeral Home, Main Avenue location.
Vern was born to Olaf and Hazel Eide near Thief River Falls, Minnesota on Sept. 13, 1925. He married his high school sweetheart, Dorothy Miller, in September 1947. He received his wings in the Navy Air Corp in 1945, just as World War II was ending. With the assistance of the GI Bill, Vern graduated from the University of Minnesota. Upon graduation, he gained employment with Buick Motor Division.
Starting in an entry level position, Vern concluded 15 years with Buick as the Business Manager for the Western half of the United States. Vern had a dream to own his own business, and moved to Sioux Falls in 1965. He and Dorothy bought the Buick store, located at 6th and Dakota, from Paul McKean. Nineteen employees came with the store. Through the years, Vern Eide Motorcars became known as a company of integrity and fairness, a “Good Place to do Business.” Vern was joined in marriage to Mary Fennell in December 1993. They were inseparable best friends through the rest of his life.
Vern Eide is survived by his wife Mary, as well as his first wife Dorothy; three children, Bruce Eide (Laurie), Lisa Eide Coughlin (Bill Coughlin), and Brian Eide (Audra). Vern's life includes five wonderful grandsons, Michael, Scotty, and Eric Coughlin of Burnsville, Minnesota, and Brandon and Paul Eide, of Sioux Falls. Also sharing in his life are Bruce’s two step-daughters, Rebecca and Lynne Benstead, as well as many loved nephews and nieces. He is also survived by his best pal and hero in his life, his brother Orville Eide, of Edina, Minnesota.
Vern was preceded in death by his parents and his sisters' Frances Amelia Eide and Arlene Mavis Newcombe.
Vern's family desires that memorials be sent to Chester, South Dakota Caring Hands or any Sioux Falls charity of your choice. A00003B2012AG29