The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

Obituaries

November 22, 2013

J. Eileen McDeid

J. Eileen McDeid

June 6, 1941 - Nov. 18, 2013

SIOUX RAPIDS — J. Eileen McDeid, age 72, of Clinton, Iowa, and formerly of Sioux Rapids, died on Monday, November 18, 2013, at the Saint Therese of St. Odilia Hospice in Shoreview, Minnesota.

Funeral services for J. Eileen McDeid, age 72, of Clinton, Iowa and formerly of Sioux Rapids, Iowa, will be held on Friday, November 22, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at the First Lutheran Church in Sioux Rapids, Iowa. Interment will be in the Lone Tree Cemetery in Sioux Rapids. Visitation will took place on Thursday, November 21, 2013 at the Sliefert Funeral Home in Sioux Rapids. The Sliefert Funeral Home of Sioux Rapids is in charge of arrangements.

Janice Eileen Sundblad, daughter of Oscar L. and Nellie C. (Halverson) Sundblad, was born in Spencer, Iowa, on June 6, 1941. She spent her youth in the Sioux Rapids community where she received her education and graduated from the Sioux Rapids High School. Eileen received her bachelor’s degree from Augustana College in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and furthered her education by receiving a master’s degree from the University of Iowa.

In 1962, Eileen was united in marriage to Gerald “Jerry” McDeid and this union was blessed with two sons: Bryce and Rowan. The couple later divorced. Eileen began her teaching career in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She returned to Sioux Rapids for a year before moving to Camanche, Iowa in 1972 where she resumed her career in special education. Eileen relocated to Clinton, Iowa, in 1978 and lived the remainder of her lifetime there. Eileen had a true passion for teaching and touched the lives of many special needs students. She retired from teaching in 2003.

Eileen, a very physically active person, will be remembered as an avid cyclist and walker. Eileen brought her two passions (teaching and biking) together by organizing successful fundraisers to support the Clinton Community Schools. During her retirement, she made many trips back to northwest Iowa to care for her elderly parents. Eileen was a good friend to everyone that she met.

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