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Stacey Eichstadt

Stacey Eichstadt obituary photoStacey Lee Eichstadt, age 44, of Avondale, Arizona, died June 25, 2011, at his home from a courageous battle with cancer.  His memorial service was at 11:00 AM, Friday, July 1st at the St John’s Lutheran Church in Wolsey, with Rev. L. Scott Spiehs officiating.  Burial was in the St. John’s Lutheran Church Cemetery. The family prefers memorials in lieu of flowers.

Stacey Lee Eichstadt was born December 14, 1966, to Dale and Delores (Seeman) Eichstadt at Huron, South Dakota.  He grew up in the Wolsey area and graduated from Wolsey High School in 1985.  He was a baptized and confirmed member of the St. John’s Lutheran Church.  After high school, Stacey attended the University of South Dakota and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology in 1989.  He worked in the human service field and then later in the computer field, all the while he was devoted to helping people. 

Stacey moved to Phoenix, Arizona in December 1998, where he worked for Gateway.  He then worked for Best Buy until ill-health forced him to retire.  Stacey married Kristen Sorensen, his best friend and companion, on May 26, 2011, at Las Vegas, Nevada.

Stacey was a musician at heart.  He played the piano and was a guitarist in the band “The Doctors” in Sioux City.  He enjoyed computers, sports, and spending time with family, friends and his kitten.

He was preceded in death by his father, Dale Eichstadt in 2005; maternal grandparents, Elmer and Lula Seeman; paternal grandparents, Herman and Martha Eichstadt; and one brother-in-law, Colin Sorensen.

Grateful for having shared in his life are his wife, Kristen Sorensen of Avondale, Arizona; his mother, Delores Eichstadt of Wolsey; one sister, Marilyn (Dwight) Kruse of Lake Preston, four brothers, Kevin (Laura) Eichstadt of Huron, Rodney (Kathy) Eichstadt of Wolsey, Greg (Lana) Eichstadt of Wolsey, and Phil (Julie) Eichstadt of Aberdeen; nieces and nephews, Ashley and Jeremy Schafer of Wolsey, Jay Eichstadt of Wolsey, Jordan Kruse of Sioux Falls, Herman and Henry Eichstadt of Wolsey, Liam Sorensen of Sioux Falls, Landon and Kaleb Cleveland of Wolsey, and Isabella Schafer of Wolsey; his mother and father-in-law, Helen and Lloyd Sorensen of South Sioux City, Nebraska; and one brother-in-law, Cameron (Nikki) Sorensen of Sioux Falls.

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