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St. John's Lutheran Church
Newkirk Herald Journal Obituaries
The son of August and Alida ( Krusemark ) Eitzmann , he was born Nov.1 , 1918 in Newkirk.The family lived in Grainola , moving to a farm northwest of Newkirk when Ervin was nine years old.He attended a rural grade school and graduated from Newkirk High School with the class of 1937.
On Dec. 31 , 1939 he
and Virginia Mae Tracy were married in Wellington , KS.They made their home on a farm northeast of Newkirk.Eitzmann
was engaged in farming and ranching , retiring from the operation in May 1989.After retirement he
enjoyed fishing and gardening.A member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Newkirk , Mr. Eitzmann had served in various positions in the church over the years
.He had also served on the Board of Education for OK School District and was a charter member of Dale Township rural water
Surviving him are his
wife , Virginia of the home ; one son and his
wife , Mark and Sherry Eitzmann
of Ponca City ; three daughters and their husbands , Karen and Marvin Janda of Kildare , Jean and Bill Austin , and Connie and Clarence Gray , all of Arkansas City ; two brothers , Ira and Carol Eitzmann of New Ulm , TX , and Harold and Marcella Eitzmann of Morgans Point , TX ; one sister , Glendora Schmidt of Newkirk , nine grandchildren ; and nine great-grandchildren.He
was preceded in death by his
parents , one brother and one sister.
The funeral was at 10 a.m. Tuesday , Nov. 21 in St. John's Lutheran Church
with the Rev. Ernest Quillen , minister of St. John's Lutheran Church
and the Rev. Mark Boxman , minister of Redeemer Lutheran Church
, Arkansas City officiating.Burial followed in Newkirk Cemetery under the directions of Miller-Stahl Funeral Service.