Obituary: Wilbur L. “Bill” Eidson

Wilbur L. “Bill” Eidson age 91 of St. Louis Park, passed away Oct. 26, 2010. Bill was a warm and engaging gentleman with a ready smile who made friends easily and was dedicated to his family. Bill was born July 23, 1919 in Ward, South Carolina to Arthur and Julia Eidson. He graduated from Clemson University and was commissioned as a Navy officer in the opening days of World Way Two. He served on the USS Texas throughout the war; participating in the Battle of the Atlantic, Iwo Jima, Normandy, North Africa and Okinawa. In 1944 he married Jane Wagener. As the president of Eidson Associates, Bill was involved in a variety of marketing ventures, including developing patents and designing private label veterinary applications for major pharmaceutical houses. He is survived by wife, Jane, children, Karen English (Ted), Nancy Arguedas (Mariano), Rita DeBoer (Larry), Tom Eidson (Janet) and Gary Eidson (Ann); 16 grandchildren; sister, Mary Kelly; other relatives and friends. Funeral 10:30 AM Friday at Cathedral Church of St. Mark, 519 Oak Grove St., MPLS. Visitation Thursday 5-8 PM at Gearty-Delmore Park Chapel, 3960 Wooddale Ave. S., St. Louis Park and 1 hour prior to service at church. Private interment Fort Snelling.

Comment: Wilbur L. “Bill” Eidson was the Father of my co-worker Nancy Arguedas. Our prayers are with the family.

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