Eugene Peiker, age 72, of Milbank, SD, passed away on March 3, 2021, at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, March 9, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Milbank. Visitation will be held on Monday, March 8, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Mundwiler Funeral Home in Milbank and will continue one hour prior to the service on Tuesday. Pastor Tim Koch will officiate, and burial will take place at Milbank City Cemetery.
While maintaining social distancing guidelines, we are now able to gather for visitations and services. The use of face masks by attendees is recommended, and we will continue taking the necessary steps to keep our facility clean. For those who prefer or require continued precautions, webcasting and/or livestreaming will be viewable at the bottom of this page.
Eugene Corneil Peiker was born on October 12, 1948, in Watertown, SD, to Elgie and Eva (Butzin) Peiker. He grew up in the Milbank area.
Eugene was a hard worker and worked as a truck driver all his life. He lived in the Milbank area, Minnesota, and Oregon. Eugene traveled to many different places.
In his spare time, Eugene enjoyed going to car shows, auctions, and flea markets. He adored children and there was hardly a photo of him without enjoying the company of a child. Eugene enjoyed a cup of coffee with his friends and family and cruising the local car lots. He also appreciated time spent with family and a good meal.
Eugene is survived by his mother, Eva Seliger of Milbank, SD; sisters: Pat (Bob) Jacobson of Albany, OR; and Sharon Ehlebracht of Milbank, SD; brothers: David (JoAnn) Peiker of Milbank, SD; and Daniel (Shannon) Peiker of Milbank, SD; special friend, Terry Christensen of Milbank, SD; along with many nieces, nephews, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Elgie; and brother-in-law, Jerry Ehlebracht