Eureka, SD-Funeral service for Eileen Olivia Burrer, 90, of Sioux Falls and formerly of Eureka will be 11:00 am, Saturday, February 8, 2020 at Carlsen Funeral Home at Eureka. Rev. James Grossmann will officiate.
Visitation with the family will be for one hour prior to the service.
Private family burial will be in Eureka City Cemetery in the spring.
Eileen died February 4, 2020 at Ava’s House in Sioux Falls.
Eileen Olivia Hoff was born June 28, 1929 to Henry and Lydia (Kraemer) Hoff on a farm 9.5 miles east of Eureka. SD. Eileen attended country school and later completed high school through correspondence and graduated from the American School.
Eileen married Dellver “Del” Burrer on March 17, 1957 at Eureka and she farmed alongside her husband raising crops, horses and cattle. They lived on their farm near Eureka until September 2000, when they moved to Aberdeen, SD. In 2013, she moved to Sioux Falls, SD.
Eileen and Del bred and raised Appaloosa horses for more than twenty years. She also enjoyed collecting jewelry, reading, playing Bingo and doing puzzles. She was a ruthless Uno player and in her younger years, enjoyed gardening and canning. Eileen was known as a great cook and could even make something that didn’t turn out into a tasty dish. Her greatest joy came from spending time with family and friends.
Eileen was a member of First Reformed Church of Aberdeen and formerly Eureka Reformed Church. She was also a member and past officer of Dakota Rangers Horse Club, member of Reformed Church Ladies Aide and a writer who had several articles published in the Dakota Farmer.
Grateful for having shared Eileen’s life are her son, Mike (Kim) Burrer of Pierre, SD; daughters, Kathy (Ray) Restow of Rapid City, SD and Connie Burrer of Sioux Falls; granddaughter, Jami (Justin Schmidt) and great-grandchildren, Travis and Bryson; grandson, Colin; brother, Harry (Lorene) Hoff of Eureka and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Dellver (9-26-2003) and infant son, Robert Burrer.
Honorary Casketbearers will be her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Casketbearers will be Kyle Hoff, Ken Hier, Ray Restow and Colin Burrer.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to your favorite charity or Ava’s House, 1320 W. 17th St., Sioux Falls, SD 57104.
Carlsen Funeral Home of Eureka has been entrusted with arrangements.