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Emmaus Lutheran Church
Thursday January 13th, 2011

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Goglin Funeral Home, Tripp
Wednesday January 12th, 2011
3:00pm - 7:00pm

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Clarence  Eisenbraun

Rev. Richard Weeman
Organist ~ Andra Semmler
Congregational Hymns
“Amazing Grace”
“What is the World to Me”
“I Know That My Redeemer Lives”
Rick Mayer
Lonnie Mayer
Tony Bergstrom
Mike Bergstrom
Ryan Snuggerud
James Bollock
Clarence Eisenbraun was born in Tripp, South Dakota on Monday, September 26, 1921 to Walter and Elsie (Ahntholtz) Eisenbraun. He grew up in Hitchcock, South Dakota, graduating from high school there in 1939. Throughout his youth, he spent summers on his grandfather’s farm in Tripp. He was confirmed in the Emmaus Lutheran Church in Tripp. After graduation, he spent a couple of years helping area farmers and also served in a CC Camp in the Black Hills. He entered the U.S. Army in 1942 and served in the infantry in Germany during WWII. He was honorably discharged in 1946 as a 1st Lieutenant. Upon his return home, he purchased the Standard Oil Bulk Business in Tripp and ran it until his retirement. Clarence was united in marriage to Lucille Schneider on June 10, 1947. Together they raised three children and were active in their community. His favorite pastime was golf. He and Lucille spent 18 wonderful winters in Mesa, Arizona with other family members and friends. Due to failing health, Clarence became a resident of the Good Samaritan Society of Tripp. He passed away at Avera St. Benedict Health Center in Parkston on Monday, January 10, 2011 at the age of 89 years, 3 months and 15 days.
Clarence is survived by his wife of 63 years, Lucille, of Tripp: two daughters: Karen (Mike) Bergstrom and Jane Hatch, all of Sioux Falls; four grandchildren: Erin and Tony Bergstrom, Jill (Ryan) Snuggerud and Rachel Hatch, all of Sioux Falls; two sisters: Rosemarie Mayer of Tripp and Shirley Rundall of Mitchell; and one brother: Frank (Dina) Eisenbraun of Colliersville, Tennessee.
In addition to his parents, Walter and Elsie Eisenbraun, Clarence was preceded in death by his son, Dale Eisenbraun and two sisters, Marjorie Eisenbraun and Bernice Bollock.

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Lucille,Karen,Jane and families... Sending my sympathy to all of you. I agree with the "twinkle" statement, that was always special about him.

Darla Huether Jan 13 2011 6:14 AM

Karen, Jane and Lucille, So sorry to hear that Clarence died. I remeber that little "twinkle" he had when he smiled. It is hard to lose a Dad and a husband of 63 years. Our love, Leo and Candice Bijnagte

Candice Bijnagte ( Brosz ) Jan 12 2011 5:39 PM

Karen and Jane, I am so sorry to hear about your dad. It is hard to imagine our lives without our fathers but that is why God give us memories and we keep them with us in our hearts. My sympathy to your family. Cindy Nichols

Cindy Nichols Jan 12 2011 11:03 AM

Jane, Karen & Lucille, You have our deepest sympathy. Must be so hard to lose a loved one, but yet be comforted knowing that he is now in heaven and watching over you. Take care. Deb & Terry Brunken

Terry & Deb Brunken Jan 12 2011 7:39 AM

Dear Lucile It was always Lucille and Lucile when we were kids and then it was the four of us and all the things we did together. Then we had our families and now we have to be strong for our children even though it is hard to be so brave. Clarence was a lot of fun and did well in life and I will miss my cousin as I know you and the family will miss him. My heartfelt thoughts and prayers. Lucy

Lucille Whiting Jan 11 2011 4:38 PM

Karen and Jane: Our thoughts and prayers are with both of you and your family. May your memories give you strength. The Surgery Department of Avera Heart Hospital of South Dakota

Sandy King Jan 11 2011 1:15 PM

Dear Lucille: We will miss Clarence. We all had lots of fun at the Tripp and Tyndall golf courses, and at your house and our house. He did a great job for his country in WW II and was a good citizen for Tripp and SD. Our sympathy goes out to you. Harold and Leona Schuler.

Harold and Leona Schuler Jan 11 2011 6:55 AM