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Gotthold Walter Eisenbraun was born June 20, 1910 on a farm near Creighton, South Dakota, the son of Henry and Fredricka (Schaefer) Eisenbraun. As an infant, the family moved to a farm in Hutchinson County, SD until moving back to Creighton in 1918.

He grew up and received his education in the Creighton area.

On April 20, 1933 he was united in marriage to Emma Schuler in Creighton, SD. To this union were born two children, Curtis and Geraldine.

After their marriage, they farmed and ranched three miles east of Creighton until retiring in 1965 and moving into Wall. While in Wall, he worked with Hugh Estes Construction and later with Gary Stone Construction in Wall.

He remained active by doing janitorial work for West River Electric since 1976.

In October 1995 he moved into the Good Samaritan Center in New Underwood.

His wife Emma preceded him in death on December 27, 2000.

Gotthold was a member of the First Lutheran Church of Wall and a former member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Creighton, where he was baptized and confirmed as a child. He also was very active in Sunday School, the church choir, and held various offices throughout the years.

Grateful for having shared his life are his son Curtis Eisenbraun and his wife, Aileen, of Rapid City; a son in-law, Robert Knutson of Wall; three grandchildren, Luciene Holen and her husband, Todd, of Rapid City, Gloria Skretta of Rapid City, and Sherri Benson and her husband, Travis, of Gordon, Nebraska; six great-grandchildren, Rachel and Jacob Holen, Turee and Emmie Benson, and Krystina and Veronica Skretta; two sisters, Tillila Denke of Wall, and Hulda Haney of Rapid City; and a host of other relatives and friends.

In addition to his wife, Emma, Gotthold was preceded in death by his daughter, Geraldine Knutson; his parents; and three brothers Ferdinand Eisenbraun, Rudolph Eisenbraun, and Edwin Eisenbraun.

Funeral services for Gotthold Walter Eisenbraun, age 91, of New Underwood and formerly of Wall, were held 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 11, 2001 at the First Lutheran Church in Wall with Pastor Robert Bailey, officiating.

Gotthold died Saturday evening, July 7, 2001 at the Good Samaritan Center in New Underwood.

Visitation was held from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 10, 2001 at the Rush Funeral Home in Wall, South Dakota.

Interment was at the Wall Cemetery in Wall, South Dakota.

A memorial has been established.

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