Millard Robert Eide, 86, Moorhead, MN died Friday, January 29, 2016 at the VA Hospital in Fargo. He was born on September 13, 1929 in Moorhead to Nels and Ida (Betcher) Eide. He graduated from Moorhead High School.
On October 14, 1949 Millard married his high school sweetheart, Georgine Ann Zalusky. The couple made their home in Moorhead where they raised their five children. They celebrated 60 years of marriage before Georgine passed in 2009.
Millard served in the Army from 1952 until 1954 when he was honorably discharged. Following his service, he attended ND State School of Science where he earned a degree in printing. Millard worked in Fargo at Richtman’s Printing and at the Pierce Company where he was a production manager for many years until his retirement in 1989.
Millard was a longtime member of the American Legion. Bowling was one of his favorite hobbies and he was on a league for many years. He also enjoyed the time he spent in his vegetable garden. Millard loved watching football and was a faithful Vikings fan.
He was a devoted and loving husband and father who always put his family’s needs before his own. Millard was a very caring, intelligent and generous man who will be greatly missed.
He is survived by his sons, Eric Eide, of Maplewood, MN; Lorne (Sharon) Eide of Eagan, MN; Gifford (Paulette) Eide of Moorhead, MN; daughters, RaeAnn (Kris) Johnson of Grand Forks, ND; and Julie Byman of Moorhead, MN; six grandchildren, Ryan Byman, Laura Zajac, Jacob Eide, Carmen Johnson, Nathan Worcester, and Kelly Eide; and two great-grandchildren, Ben and Noelle Zajac.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Georgine; and an infant son, Joseph.
A private family service will be held.