Eldon Glenn Willuweit
February 17, 1935 - April 18, 2020
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, private family services for Eldon Glenn Willuweit, 85, of Chamberlain, SD, will be held.
Burial will be at Riverview Cemetery in Chamberlain, SD.
Eldon Glenn Willuweit died April 18, 2020, at his home in Chamberlain, SD, at the age of 85.
Eldon Glenn Willuweit was born Feb. 17, 1935, at Burke, SD, to Lea (Stroh) and Julius Willuweit.
Eldon grew up in a large family with 14 siblings.
He attended school in Herrick, SD.
On March 31, 1953, at the age of 17, he enlisted in the United States Air Force.
Upon return, he married Patricia A. Janousek on July 25, 1960.
Eldon did road construction until his interest of electronics led him to Chamberlain, SD, in 1962 to start a TV repair business they named E & P Electronics in the back of Joedens Furniture. He worked there for many
years learning his craft. Eldon and Pat moved E & P Electronics into a building on Main Street in April of 1975, which boomed into a very successful business in the Chamberlain, SD, community for 45 years. They retired in April of 2007.
Eldon was an avid bowler. He loved and supported bowling for many years. He was inducted into the Chamberlain Bowling Hall of Fame.
On July 25, 2010, Eldon and Pat celebrated 50 happy years together.
Shortly after that, Pat lost her battle with cancer.
In 2013, Eldon married Jan Gruenig and they shared the remainder of his life together.
Grateful for having shared his life are his wife, Jan of Chamberlain, SD; his two sons, Steve Willuweit and wife, Bernadette and Dave Willuweit; three grandchildren, Jaime McCarrier, Rachel Lindner and Eric Willuweit;
two stepdaughters, Lorinda Toupal and husband, John and Laura Bateman and husband, Dan; four step-grandchildren, Alex Toupal, Aaron Toupal, Sarinda Bateman and Stephen Bateman; five great grandchildren and his siblings, Donna Steckman, Harley Willuweit, Marva Ryther, Barb Stott, Donald Willuweit and Verdeen Davies.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Patricia Willuweit; his parents, Lea and Julius Willuweit; his siblings, Arlene Rang, Melvin Willuweit, Winston Willuweit, Darlene Kerner, Linda Kumley, Dennis Willuweit and Merle Willuweit plus many brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.
Hickey Funeral Chapel of Chamberlain, SD, was in charge of arrangements.
The obituary may be seen at www.hickeyfuneralchapel.com.