Fred “Fritz” Eiden, 68, formerly of 2250 Dixon St., died Sunday, March 25, 2001, at St. Michael’s Hospital.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, with the Rev. Alan Burkhardt officiating. Burial will be in Guardian Angel Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Pisarski/Dzikoski Funeral Home and from 9 a.m. Thursday at the church until the services. An American Legion Ritual will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday and a Bible vigil at 7 p.m. Wednesday, both at the funeral home.
Mr. Eiden was born June 26, 1932, in Stevens Point, a son of the late Henry and Virginia (Precourt) Eiden. He attended local schools.
He entered the U.S. Army on March 24, 1953, in Milwaukee. He was a private first class, serving with the 60th Ordinance Co. He received the National Defense Service Medal and Army Occupation Medal. He was honorably discharged on March 15, 1955, at Fort Sheridan, Ill.
He was married to Jeanette Raschka on July 12, 1958, at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church. She died Feb. 14, 1987.
After the marriage, they settled in Stevens Point.
He was employed for the Soo Line Railroad until his retirement in 1988.
He was a member of American Legion Post 6.
Survivors include two sons, Lenny and Le Roy, both of Stevens Point; one daughter, Linda Eiden, Stevens Point; three brothers, Maurice (Kathleen), Wausau, Richard (Roberta), Price, Utah, and Henry Jr., Charlottesville, Va.; one sister, Ruth (Ted) Schulfer, Stevens Point; and two grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by one brother.