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Funeral services will take place on Monday, January 16, 2023 at 11:00 AM (Mountain).

First Lutheran Church
Wall, South Dakota

Emmanuel Lutheran Cemetery
Creighton, South Dakota
Visitation will be held 5-7 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 p.m. Sunday, January 15, at First Lutheran Church in Wall.

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In memory of

Iva Eisenbraun

of Rapid City, formerly of Wall, South Dakota, died on Wednesday, January 11, 2023 at Monument Health Hospice in Rapid City at the age of 103

Iva Nadeene (Albin) Eisenbraun was born February 18, 1919, at her grandparents John and Cora Kitterman’s home north of Wall to Ruth (Kitterman) and Walter Lee Albin. Iva was the first of five children. Iva went to grade school at the Cedar Butte County school and graduated from Wall High School on May 19, 1938. After high school, Iva went to Black Hills Teachers College for one year and then began teaching in Creighton. South Creighton was the first school she taught and where she would meet her future husband Reinhold. After a few years and many hours, Iva graduated from Black Hills State College receiving a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Education on July 6, 1973.
Iva married Reinhold P. Eisenbraun on April 10, 1943. They made their home north of Creighton for almost 60 years. They had four children: Barbara, David, Norman, and Ruth.

After taking seven years off to have her children, Iva began teaching again. Iva loved teaching, and she enjoyed teaching for 36 years. Besides teaching, Iva was involved in 4-H, Young Citizen League, Sunday School, and Vacation Bible School. Reinhold and Iva were both involved in soil conservation programs. They took many memorable trips including a trip to Germany.

Iva was baptized on May 9, 1937, by Pastor Glen Zech at the Assembly of God Church. Iva was confirmed at Emmanuel Lutheran Church on April 6, 1945, by Pastor H. Dubbe.

Iva was an avid hobbyist. She enjoyed ceramics, sewing, crocheting, rock hunting, seashell collecting on the Florida beach, gardening, canning, quilting, family history, and many other crafts. She always kept very busy! Iva was proud to have received the Good Neighbor Award in 2006.

Iva’s greatest joy, however, was her family. At every family gathering Iva would have a camera in hand capturing every moment. Family meant everything to her. Iva had a way of making all her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren feel very special.

Survivors include David (Pili) Eisenbraun of Wall; Norman (Marsha) Eisenbraun of Wall; Ruth Beckwith of Rapid City; 15 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, and 5 great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Iva was preceded in death by her husband Reinhold Eisenbraun; daughter Barbara Crawford; parents Lee and Ruth Albin; son-in-law Gary Beckwith; and siblings: Dale Albin, Beulah Jones, Gladys Hindman, and Robert Albin.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to Main Street Living (Lutheran Hour).

Visitation will be held 5-7 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 p.m. Sunday, January 15, at First Lutheran Church in Wall.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Monday, January 16, 2023 at First Lutheran Church in Wall with Pastor Christopher McCarthy officiating.

Interment will follow at the Emmanuel Lutheran Cemetery in Creighton.

Sunday, January 15, 2023 - 5-7 p.m.
First Lutheran Church
Wall, South Dakota

Sunday, January 15, 2023 - 7 p.m.
First Lutheran Church
Wall, South Dakota

Monday, January 16, 2023 - 11:00 a.m.
First Lutheran Church
Wall, South Dakota

Monday, January 16, 2023 - 11:00 a.m.
First Lutheran Church
Wall, South Dakota

Pastor Christopher McCarthy

Mary Kay Wilson - Organist
Congregational Hymns
“Abide With Me” -“Beautiful Savior”
“Amazing Grace” -“Nearer My God to Thee”
“Jesus Lives, the Victory’s Won!”
Angie Nellen and Anna Strange - Vocalists
“How Great Thou Art”
“What a Friend We Have in Jesus”

Josh Geigle - JT Moon

All of Iva’s Grandsons

All of Iva’s Granddaughters

Emmanuel Lutheran Cemetery
Creighton, South Dakota

  • Aunt Iva lived a wonderful life and we are glad to have been part of it. We will miss her. ~ Greg and Hilda Olson Rapid City (1/16/2023)
  • Oh Iva was the sweetest lady! 103! What a legacy she has left behind! Prayers for comfort for all of you as you move on without her. ~ Jess Smith (Luedeman) Quinn (1/13/2023)
  • I am so honored to have the opportunity to build a friendship with Iva as an adult. I enjoyed our visits over breakfast when she was still living in Wall. I also remember her teaching me at the Creighton Lutheran Church vacation Bible school. I still have my ceramic hand she help me make when I was very young, maybe 5 or 6? My thoughts are with you. ~ Ruby I Gabriel Pedro, SD (1/13/2023)
  • David Norman and Ruth You have lost so much this year but the biggest loss is your Mom the best aunt ever she will be truly missed but is finally home with Uncle Reinhold and our Lord ~ Agnes B Sabel Franklin WI (1/13/2023)
  • An unforgettable woman for sure! She must have been a great teacher in her day.
    Always thoughtful, called me awhile after Anita died to chit-chat; very thoughtful of her, in my book. Never forgotten, and may the fondest of memories shorten the grief of your mother's passing-all her children and grand-children.
    ~ Jake Kammerer Silver City (1/12/2023)