Michael Henry Eder
Funeral services were at 11:00 a.m., Friday, June 25, 2021, at the American Lutheran Church, Jesup with Pastor Kristen Corr Rod, officiating. Burial was at Hillcrest Cemetery, Volga, IA. Military rites were conducted by Pump-Scheer American Legion Post #342 of Jesup, IA. Casket bearers will be members of the American Legion. Visitation for Mike was from 5–7 p.m., Thursday, June 24, 2021, at the White Funeral Home, Jesup and for an hour before services Friday at the church. Memorials may be directed to the family and online condolences may be posted at www.White-MtHope.com.
Michael was born August 14, 1933, in Muscatine County, IA, near Buffalo, the son of Henry Helmuth Eder and Bertha Mae (Wiseman) Eder. He moved, when a small child, with his parents to a farm in Clayton County, IA, and graduated from Strawberry Point High School with the class of 1951. On April 5, 1953, Michael was united in marriage to Helen Ilene Chase at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Volga, IA. He entered the US Army in May 1953 and started as a helicopter mechanic but, due to his aptitude for math, became and artillery fire control technician. He then attended college at Upper Iowa University in Fayette, IA, where he earned BS degrees in Physics and Mathematics, graduating in 1959. Michael and Helen moved to Jesup in 1959 when he was hired to teach high school chemistry, physics, science and math. He taught at Jesup High School for 17 years and then, in 1976, he and his brother formed a construction company. In 1981 he became Superintendent of the Jesup Water Department, until 1995. Helen preceded him in death in October 2015.
Michael is survived by three sons, Gary (Margie) Eder of Kennewick, WA, Dale Eder of Jesup, Jamison Eder of Jesup; one daughter, Diana Easton of Strawberry Point, IA; 9 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren and one sister, LaVonda Sue (Gary) Meyer of Guttenberg, IA. In addition to his wife, Helen; he was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Jon Michael Eder; one granddaughter, Sarah Elyse Eder, and two brothers, Gary Dean Eder and Ron Eder.
White Funeral Home, Jesup, IA, was in charge of the arrangements.