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.

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  1. My condolences to the entire Eide family on the passing of Millard. Eric is one of my best friends and a former co-worker at the Minnesota Department of Revenue. I have heard many good comments about his relationship with his father, mother, siblings and extended family members. I think that Eric is a chip off the old block as they had a lot of things in common. Traveling together on vacation, and attending the wedding of brother Gifford in Texas and taking the River Walk was something that sticks out to me as a family trip. I know that Millard liked to do a little gambling and Eric also enjoyed the challenge of placing those correct bets. Please be sure to share all your little stories with one another as each of you likely have a different perspective and relationship with your father and grandfather. I just finished giving a eulogy for my father-in-law 2 weeks ago and know that keeping the positive things on the mind can make the reality of the loss much better.

  2. I am very saddened to here of Millard’s passing. My heartfelt condolences and hugs go out to Julie and Rae Ann.

  3. Sorry to hear of Millard’s passing. I worked with Millard at Pierce Printing from 1977 to 1981. God bless you all. Millard was a wonderful man. Enjoyed working with him. He’ll be greatly missed.

  4. Gifford, not sure if you remember me i’m from the old north moorhead , i’m very sorry to hear your dad passed on, just remember the memories last forever!

  5. Millard’s grandfather was Emil Betcher from Ada, MN. My grandfather was Arthur Betcher, also from Ada. Emil and Arthur were brothers. Their father, John Betcher, was in the Civil War.
    My condolences to Millard’s family.

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