Obituary: Ben Eide


March 20, 2023

Ben Eide

Ben B. Eide, 86, Bowdon, N.D., passed away Wednesday, March 8, 2023, at St. Aloisius Nursing Home, Harvey, N.D.

A memorial service was held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, March 18, 2023, at Bowdon Lutheran Church, Bowdon, N.D. Bev Vollmer and Pastor Shirley Teske officiated and burial was in the Bowdon Lutheran Cemetery, rural Bowdon, N.D. Visitation was one hour prior to the service at the church.

Bennie B. Eide was born on November 23, 1936, to Ben, Sr. and Deborah (Lund) Eide in Carrington, N.D. He lived in Bowdon for a few years before moving to the family farmstead north of town in the summer of 1943. He attended rural Bowman school as a third grader in the fall of 1941, and in 1950 continued his high school years in Bowdon until graduating in 1954.

After graduating high school, he enrolled at NDSU for a short time before returning to the farm to help tend to the livestock and farming duties.

Ben had a love for animals, especially cattle. He was very active in 4-H where he showed Angus cattle both at the county fair and North Dakota Winter Show. His dedication led him to be a 4-H leader for many years.

Ben was a faithful member of the Bowdon Lutheran Church. He took great pride in being a caretaker of the Bowdon Lutheran Cemetery. Ben was a member of the Bowdon Lions club.

In May of 1986, he married Linda Neuman and in April of 1987 they had their one and only child, a girl, Laura Beth. Ben continued to farm/ranch until 2014 when he and Linda moved to Bowdon.

In his "retirement," he loved his time with his granddaughters and trips out to the farm to help where he could or to just see what was going on.

Ben is survived by his wife, Linda (Neuman) Eide; daughter, Laura (Bryce) Monson; two beautiful granddaughters, Anna and Ellie; brother, Donald "Punce" (Fritzi) Eide; and many nieces and nephews who loved him dearly.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ben, Sr. and Deborah; brother, Bobby; and many beloved pets.

Arrangements by Nelson Funeral Home, Fessenden, North Dakota.


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