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Eunice Trygstad

December 11, 1924 ~ November 3, 2020 (age 95)


Eunice's family asks that guests wear masks at the visitation and graveside service.

Eunice E. Jackson Trygstad, age 95, of Milbank, died on November 3, 2020, at Milbank Area Hospital – Avera Health.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, November 7, 2020, at Mundwiler Funeral Home from 12:30 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. Burial will follow at 2:15 p.m. in the Milbank City Cemetery.  Rev. Kent Groethe will officiate.  Casket bearers will be: Jason Redmond, Scott Jackson, Jeff Jackson, Chad Hofer, Colt Hofer, and Charles Hofer.

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Eunice Eleanor Otto was born on December 11, 1924, in Claire City, SD.  She was the daughter of Charles and Hilda (Nulle) Otto.  Eunice was united in marriage with George Boyd Hofer.  They were blessed with four sons: Lyle, Steve, Larry, and Marlin.

Eunice worked at JCPenney in Watertown, SD.  She married Lloyd Dale Jackson, on July 3, 1967, and added four step-children to the family: Milford, Judith, Richard, and Linda. After Lloyd passed away, Eunice married Carlyle Elwood Trygstad and added his children to her family: John, Ann, Carol, and Laura.

Eunice enjoyed golfing, bowling, playing cards, reading, and writing in her daily journal.  She also enjoyed gardening.  She liked to volunteer in her community and church.  She was a faithful member of Living Word Lutheran Church.

Left to cherish her memory are her sons: Lyle B. Hofer of Maple Valley, WA; Steve (Marlene) Hofer of Bothell, WA; and Larry (Ling) Hofer of Germany; step-children: Milford (Sue) Jackson of Milbank, SD; Judith (Tom) Hoeke of Sioux Falls, SD; Richard Jackson of Stansbury Park, UT; Linda (Mick) Redmond of Milbank, SD; John (Ruth) Trygstad of Salt Lake City, UT; Ann (Will) Cadreau of Houston, TX; Carol Herb of Pensacola, FL; and Laura Bult of Huron, SD; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, and dear friends. 

Eunice was preceded in death by her parents: Charles and Hilda; two infant twin brothers; two sisters: Arlet Nicoletti and LaVergne Hedman; her husbands: George, Lloyd, and Carlyle; and her son, Marlin.


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November 7, 2020

12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Mundwiler Funeral Home
1003 East 4th Avenue
Milbank, SD 57252

Graveside Service
November 7, 2020

2:15 PM
Milbank City Cemetery
Highway 12
Milbank, SD 57252

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