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1933 Kenneth 2011

Kenneth Eastman

January 1, 1933 — January 31, 2011

Kenneth G. Eastman, 78, of Mayville, ND, passed away Monday, January 31, 2011, at Sun City, AZ, under the care of Hospice of the Valley. Kenneth was born on January 1, 1933 to Fred and Jane (Healey) Eastman in Walhalla, ND. He was raised and educated in Cavalier, ND and graduated from high school in 1951. He attended Jamestown College before serving in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was stationed in Japan and Korea and was honorably discharged in 1955. On August 25, 1957, he was united in marriage to Margit A. Burner, in Mayville. He graduated from Mayville State University in 1959 with a B.S. degree. He received his M.S degree from the University of North Dakota in 1970. Kenneth taught high school at Portland, ND until 1961 when he began teaching at Mayville State University, where he also was an administrator until 1981. Kenneth was an agent for American Family Insurance Company until retiring in 1995. He and Margit became Arizona snowbirds in 1999. Kenneth was a member of Mayville Congregational UCC and an associate member of the Congregational Church of Sun City, AZ. He was a member of the Mayville VFW and was very active in the Jaycee’s both locally and at state level. He loved to spend the winters in Arizona. He volunteered for spring baseball at the Surprise Stadium. He was an outgoing and friendly person who made many special friends in ND and AZ. Kenneth is survived by his wife, Margit of Mayville; 3 children, Marla Eastman of Grand Forks, ND, Michael Eastman of Boise, ID, and Douglas Eastman of Mayville; 5 grandchildren, Kylie Olson, Ryan (Amy) Olson, Shelby Gunderson, Matthew Eastman and Marc Eastman; a brother-in-law, Cecil Watson of Cavalier, ND and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Marilyn Watson. Memorials may be sent to Mayville State University, Hospice of the Red River Valley or donor’s choice. Memorial Service: 2:00 p.m. Saturday, February 12, 2011, at Mayville Congregational United Church of Christ, Mayville, ND. Visitation: one hour prior to the memorial service, at the church. Burial: Mayville Cemetery, Mayville, ND, in the spring of 2011.
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