Karen Kay Eide, 66, Bismarck, passed away peacefully surrounded by family at her home on March 7, 2015, after her battle with cancer. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 11, at DaWise-Perry Funeral Services, Mandan, with the Rev. Craig Schweitzer officiating. Burial will be at North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, Mandan.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. today at DaWise-Perry Funeral Services, Mandan. Visitation continues one hour prior to the service.
Karen was born Nov. 8, 1948, at Jamestown, to Harvey and Rosemary (Ulrich) Miller. She was raised and educated in the great plain states and graduated from Milbank High School in South Dakota. She attended college and received a degree in accounting. On Aug. 31, 1984, she married Frank Eide in Bismarck. For many years, Karen volunteered with the Robert E. Asker Scottish Rite Speech Therapy Center for Children, as well as the Shrine Circus.
Karen was blessed with a wonderful life full of richness and love. She was a great wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend to all who were blessed to have shared life with her. She had a wonderful ability to face life’s biggest challenges with spirit, courage, determination and a willingness to test her faith in God to get her through life’s obstacles. During her illness of 10 years with cancer, she demonstrated great courage, a positive attitude, never ever saw herself as a victim.
She is survived by her husband, Frank Eide, Bismarck; her stepsons, Rick (Kathie) Eide, Bismarck, Riley Eide, Hazen, Randy Eide, Rapid City, S.D., Rory Eide, Montrose, Colo., and Mike Geiermann, Bismarck; her stepdaughter, Heather (Greg) Cowan, St. Michael; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; three nieces, Jill, Stacy and Taylor Miller; and two nephews, Brad and Tyler Miller.
Karen was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers, Gary and Jerald Miller.
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials to Scottish Rite Speech Therapy Center for Children.
Please sign her guest book and share memories at www.dawiseperry.com.