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Funeral services will take place on Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at 10:00 AM (Mountain).

Presbyterian Church
Kadoka, South Dakota

Kadoka Cemetery
Kadoka, South Dakota

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In memory of

Eileen G. Heinsohn

of Kadoka, South Dakota, died on Friday, January 2, 2015 at the Philip Nursing Home at the age of 89

Eileen G. Fisher was born March 1, 1925, on her parents’ homestead eight miles south of Kadoka, the daughter of Kenard D. Fisher, Sr. and Elsie Marie (Enders) Fisher. She grew upon the farm-ranch and received her education at the Wells Community Rural School. As a young lady she worked on her parents' ranch and raised sheep.

Eileen was united in marriage to Rollin Heinsohn on October 11, 1972, in Kadoka. They made their home on the CD Uhlir Ranch where Rollin was a ranch hand. After her husband’s death in October of 1982, she moved back to her parents’ homestead where she resided until health reasons forced her into the Philip Nursing Home in 2013.
Eileen enjoyed embroidering, and her favorite past time was square dancing. They square danced in Kadoka, White River and traveled where ever they could. She continued to travel with Lloyd and Viola after Rollins death.

Survivors include one sister Viola Olson and her husband Lloyd of Kadoka; five nephews and nieces, Danny Brown and his wife Wanda of Seattle, Washington, Rita Thomas of Medford, Oregon, Susan Olson of Phoenix, Arizona, Edward Fisher of Kadoka, and Corey Fisher of Kadoka; and a host of other relatives and friends.

In addition to her husband Rollin, Eileen was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers Kennard Fisher, Jr. and Fred Fisher; one sister Dora Brown; and one nephew Milton Brown.

Visitation was held one hour prior to the services at the church.

Funeral services were held 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 6, at the Presbyterian Church in Kadoka, with Pastor Gary McCubbin officiating.

Interment was at the Kadoka Cemetery.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015 - 10:00 a.m.
Presbyterian Church
Kadoka, South Dakota
Pastor Gary McCubbin
JoAnne Stilwell - Organist
Carl Bauman - Vocalist
Tony Gould - Bernard Herber
Mitch Olney - Cory Uhlir
Cam Uhlir - Chris Uhlir
John Herber - Jim Herber
All Relatives and Friends in Attendance
Kadoka Cemetery
Kadoka, South Dakota

  • I'm remembering the many years Eileen and Viola faithfully taught Sunday School at the Kadoka Presbyterian Church. We appreciated them. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. ~ Justin and Joyce Wheeler 24208 Fairview Rd Philip SD (1/2/2015)
  • I always enjoyed visiting with Eileen on her trips to Rapid. What a great lady. So sorry for your loss. ~ Lois Meyer Rapid city, SD (1/2/2015)
  • I am writing to express my condolences to the family of Eileen Heinsohn. In our time of grief, we can draw comfort from the scriptures. Psalms 37:11 "The meek will possess the earth and find their exquisite delight in it." You are in my prayers. ~ Darlene Johnson St. Francis, SD (1/2/2015)
  • Our sincere sympathy to all of Eileen's family. It is those left behind that are hurting. Eileen has received the best gift, her heavenly home. I remember Eileen's love for square dancing and playing cards. She loved her dogs and pigs. Worked hard on her ranch. She is the only gal I have known to bid on near an empty hand, and win most every point. Viola would say "oh Lena why did you bid like that." as she slapped her cards on the table. And watch Lena giggle and say "cuz I wanted to." We say good bye today, to our neighbor gal, knowing that she has danced her way with a full hand to her place of rest. ~ Chuck & Janet VanderMay Kadoka (1/2/2015)
  • I'm remebering Aunt Lenas bright smile and eyes. She was tough as nails and I will all ways remember how she could carry a bucket of water effortlessly without spilling a drop. ~ Melanie Ilten Beaverton, OR (1/2/2015)