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Michael Eastin 1956-2008

Mar 11, 2008

GRAETTINGER — Michael Eastin of Graettinger died Wednesday, March 5, 2008, at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD. He was 51.

Funeral service for Mr. Eastin was Monday, March 10, at the United Methodist Church in Graettinger. Pastor Michael L. Shaffer officiated.

Burial was in Valley View Cemetery, Graettinger. The Henry-Olson Funeral Home in Graettinger was in charge.

Michael Eastin, the son of Homer Eugene and Evelyn (Winkler) Eastin, was born May 14, 1956 in Denver, CO. He received his education in Colorado schools, graduating from Eagle Valley High School in 1974.

Following high school, Mike moved to Wichita, KS and was employed with Cessna Aircraft. He then moved back to Denver and did carpentry work.

On May 10, 1992 Michael Eastin was united in marriage to Deborah Reynolds at the United Methodist Church in Graettinger. In 1996, the couple moved to Graettinger and Mike continued his carpentry work.

For hobbies, Mike was an avid hunter and enjoyed golfing. He loved going for rides with his dog, Max and on weekends he would go to antique stores. Mike enjoyed helping in the community activities and was very active with community projects.

He was a member of United Methodist Church in Graettinger and was president of the Graettinger Business Club.

Left to cherish Mike’s memory are his wife, Deborah of Graettinger; his daughter, Michelle Nestor and her husband, Chris of Gypsum, CO; twin sons, Cris Bissell-Eastin of Milwaukee, WI and Drew Bissell-Eastin of Iowa City; grandson, James Nestor; parents, Gene and Evelyn Eastin of Fruita, CO; four brothers, Benny Eastin and his wife, Claire of Paso Roble, CA; Pat Eastin and his wife, LaDora of Dillon, CO; Jeff Eastin of Glade Park, CO and Danny Eastin of CO; mother-in-law, Elaine Reynolds of Graettinger; and brother-in-law, Mark Reynolds and his wife, Julie of Pocahontas.

He has been preceded in death by his grandparents, father-in-law, William Reynolds and brother-in-law, Scott Reynolds.