VeteranDannie Eifert

Dannie EifertDannie W. Eifert, 66, of Godfrey, formerly of Rushville and Beardstown, died at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 28, 2013, at Barnes Jewish Health Center in St. Louis.

He was born Aug. 26, 1947, in Beardstown, a son of H. Nelson and Evelyn Kiser Eifert. He first married Patsy Lael on May 6, 1967, in Rushville. He later married Rita Osborne Heineman on March 3, 1983, in Beardstown. She survives.

Also surviving are one son, Todd William (and Paula) Eifert of Erath, La.; five stepsons, Randy (and Patty) Heineman of Medora, Danny (and Lisa) Heineman and Tim (and Linda) Heineman, both of Bethalto, Mike Heineman of Maricopa, Ariz., and Jeff (and Karen) Heineman of Brighton; two brothers, Tom (and Dianna) Eifert of Rushville and Tim (and Dana) Eifert of Industry; two sisters, Nancy (and Wayne) Marrs of Paris, Ill., and Carol (and Steve) Huett of Rushville; three grandchildren; 15 step grandchildren; and 14 step great-grandchildren.

After graduating Rushville High School in 1965, he worked on the family farm.

He was drafted into the U.S. Army and later enlisted in October 1966. He was stationed in Germany and at age 20, served 13 months in Vietnam earning the rank of E-6 Specialist.

After the service, he first worked as a driver for Bartlow Brothers in Rushville. He then worked for Oscar Mayer in Beardstown. He was a sales representative for Jim Ward Automotive in Rushville. He later owned his own photography business, Photography by Dannie Eifert in Carrollton.

He was a member of Cornerstone Church in Bethalto.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Wood Funeral Home in Rushville with Mike Reuter officiating. Burial will follow in Rushville City Cemetery with military rites by Schuyler American Legion Post #4. Visitation will be held from 10-11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home in Rushville.

Memorials may be made to Riverbend Humane Society or Schuyler County Humane Society.

Condolences may be sent to www.woodfh.net.


Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 9/4/2013

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