Eileen D. (Stopher) Bishop
July 07, 1922 - June 21, 2013
Birthplace: Ethan, SD
Resided In: Red Oak, IA formerly Mitchell, SD

Service 7/6/2013
Holy Trinity Catholic Church
Burial 7/6/2013
Holy Trinity Cemetery

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Eileen Dorothy (Stopher) Bishop, age 90, of Red Oak, Iowa formerly of Mitchell, South Dakota, passed away Friday, June 21, 2013 at the Good Samaritan Society. Eileen was born July 7, 1922 in Ethan, South Dakota the daughter of Henry and Mary (Wieland) Stopher. She was the last surviving of twelve children. She graduated from Mitchell High School and worked many years for the City of Mitchell before retiring and moving to Red Oak, Iowa to be near her family. Eileen enjoyed gardening, playing cards, working crossword puzzles and jigsaw puzzles, playing Bingo, sewing, baking, and was an avid reader. She was also an outdoors person. She loved to go for walks and spent many hours fishing. Eileen was always a caregiver whether it was helping out her Acorn Acres friends or spending time with her family and grandkids. She treasured those times.

Preceding her in death were her parents; 11 brothers and sisters: Harry Stopher; Thelma Quick; Ruby Wermers; Mildred Reuschlein; Ethel Stopher; George Stopher; Pearl Stopher; Catherine Olsen; Clara Johnson; Frances Rogge; and James Stopher; son: Thomas Barnes: grandchildren: Lily Roach and Rebecca Maier. Survivors include her children: Ted Turgeon and Jerry Kay Stocksleger of Omaha, NE; Jane Hansen and husband Craig of Griswold, IA; Mary Peeler and husband Larry of Tampa, FL; and Maxine “Mikki” Bollack and husband Jim of Ethan, SD; grandchildren: Heidi DiGiacomo of Red Oak, IA; Beth, Brandi, Anne, and Ben Bollack of Ethan, SD; Heather Cunningham and husband Dale of Mitchell, SD; Matthew Peeler of Tampa, FL; Rebecca Hansen and husband Chris of Denver, CO; and Brian and Sean Barnes of Rapid City, SD; great grandchildren: Sydney DiGiacomo of Red Oak, IA; Destiny and Hannah Strait of Mitchell, SD; and Alaina Eileen Peeler of Tampa, FL; and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral Mass will be held 2 PM Saturday, July 6, 2013 at the Holy Trinity Church in Ethan, South Dakota will burial of the cremated remains to be held in the Holy Trinity Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Hitchcock Park Gardens, c/o City of Mitchell Parks and Recreation Department, 1300 N. Main Street, Mitchell, SD 57301.

Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel, Red Oak, Iowa, is in charge of arrangements.


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Red Oak, Iowa 51566
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