Jeannette Kay Eide Leeper, age 60, of Yankton died Friday, January 31, 2020 at her aunt Karen’s home in Yankton.
Jeannette Kay Eide was born Wednesday, July 8, 1959 in Yankton, South Dakota to Mervin and Norma (Rudd) Eide. Jeannette attended Yankton schools, later attaining a GED.
Jeannette worked several years at Yankton Adjustment Training Center in Yankton. She cared for her many special friends, often taking them on vacation to the Black Hills. Her latest job was in food service at Avera Majestic Bluffs in Yankton.
Jeannette had a special place in her heart for the Diabetic Kids Camp. She raised money for 19 years by running the BINGO tent at Riverboat Days and held a fundraiser for them once a year. Numerous kids have been able to attend camp due to her efforts. Jeannette loved to play cards and shoot pool. She had gone to Las Vegas several times to shoot pool with her pool league.
Jeannette won her battle with breast cancer in 2014 but was not able to win the battle with COPD and heart disease. Jeannette will be miss by her many, many friends and family.
Jeannette is survived by her sister Janice (Tony) Goeden; brother Jay Eide; nephews Mason, Mitch and Max Eide; great nieces McKenna and Brinley and great nephews Wes and Oakley.
Jeannette was preceded in death by her parents Mervin and Norma Eide; brothers Jeff and Jerry Eide.
2/7/2020 Kristy Sayler Yankton, South Dakota
Jeannette was a sweet lady. I became friends with her when we worked at YAATC.
She always talked about her nephews with such love and care. She would also show such love and support for the Kids Diabetic Camp. She helped many kids!
I'll always remember our good times both at work and off work. Such great lady.
Rest easy Jeannette, you will be missed by many.
2/5/2020 Susie Gill Brandon, South Dakota
Worked with her at YAATC she was always talking about her nephews and very proud of them. She was a down to earth person and very funny. She will be missed
2/5/2020 Linda Nickles Yankton, SD
I have a lot of memories that were made with Jeannette. We worked together at HSC on one of the units. She worked at HSC for a few years in addition to other places mentioned in her obituary. We became friends and she was one of a kind which I loved. RIP sweet friend.