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Joseph Eigsti

GOSHEN, Ind. — Joseph M. Eigsti, 91, died Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, at Greencroft Goshen.

Born April 27, 1922, in Buda to William and Anna (Hartzler) Eigsti, he married Norma "Jean" Litwiller June 26, 1949, in Morton. She preceded him in death on May 2, 2002.

A lifelong farmer, he was a member of the Willow Springs Mennonite Church, Tiskilwa, where he served as a deacon, Sunday school teacher and on the church board. He also served as a school board member and as a member of the Bureau County Farm Bureau Board.

Surviving are three children, Eldon (Marilyn) Eigsti of Buda, Donna (Douglas) Roth of Morton and Calvin Eigsti (Sara Swartzentruber) of Washington, D.C.; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a special friend, Aldine Wyse; and a sister, Marion Nunemaker of Sterling.

He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Marcia Eigsti; and two brothers, Walter and Howard Eigsti.

According to his wishes, cremation has taken place at the Yoder-Culp Crematory in Goshen, Ind. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Willow Springs Mennonite Church, 16621 Kentville Road, Tiskilwa, with the Rev. Cal Zehr officiating. A private family burial will take place in the Willow Springs Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Friends may call from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the church.

Memorials may be directed to the Goshen Home Care and Hospice, 1721 S. Main St., Goshen, IN 46526, or Willow Springs Mennonite Church, P.O. Box 386, Tiskilwa, IL 61368.

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