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Lon Dell Eisenbarth

July 23, 1951 — May 15, 2024

A Celebration of Life for Lon Dell Eisenbarth, 72, of Spearfish, SD, formerly of New England, ND, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, May 31, 2024 at Stevenson Funeral Home in Dickinson. A private family burial will be held at Rainy Butte Cemetery, South of New England. 

Lon passed away on Wednesday, May 15, 2024, at the Monument Health Rapid City Hospital in Rapid City, SD.

Lon Dell Eisenbarth was born July 23rd, 1951, in Bismarck, North Dakota. He was the youngest of three children, born to Otto Eisenbarth and Mathilda (Tillie) “Haas” Moan.  He grew up in Elgin until he was eleven years old. He often reminisced about his time living there and the time enjoyed with his grandfather, uncles, aunts, and cousins. In 1962 Lon Dell’s mom married Dan Brandner and their family moved to Hettinger, ND.  He spent several summers helping out on the Brander homestead, located southeast of the Rainy Butte church, where Lon Dell learned how to hunt and fish. He also talked fondly of his time spent living in Hettinger and going to school there where he met many good friends. He often laughed about good times and the shenanigans they sometimes caused. In 1965, his mother married Raymond Moan who was a wonderful stepfather to him and treated his stepchildren as his own.  In 1966 the family moved onto the Moan farmstead, nine miles south of New England, ND. During this time Lon Dell learned to love farming and all the hard work that came with it.  In 1971 he graduated from New England High School and moved to Denver, CO to attend automotive and diesel school. That same year he also married and from that union they had two children, Del and Jolynn. In 1974 Lon Dell was in a tragic accident that left him paralyzed, but he rarely complained and was always grateful for the chance at a long, fulfilling life. His sister Londa played an intricate part in helping Lon Dell throughout the years, being more than just a supportive sister, but a wonderful friend to him as well.  He continued to enjoy farming, working on cars, fishing, hunting, playing cards, camping, and so much more. He had more determination than most and lived independently most of his adult life.His son Del followed in his father’s footsteps, having gone to automotive & diesel school, and then moved back to help his dad farm, giving Lon Dell many happy years doing what he loved best. Lon Dell’s grandchildren were the apple of his eye and brought him so much joy. He was so proud of them all. Lon Dell will be dearly missed by his family and all the wonderful friends that he made throughout his life.

He is survived by his son, Del (Jessica) Eisenbarth of Spearfish, SD; daughter Jolynn (Jake) Mertz of Bismarck, ND; and grandchildren Brooks Mertz, Kaylee Eisenbarth, Cebe Mertz, Drace Eisenbarth and Anna Del Eisenbarth.  Also survived by his two sisters, Londa Schwartz and Sharon Myhre; his two half-sisters Glenda Eisenbarth and Darla Bauar; his nephews Duane, Kelley, Korey, Jason and numerous half nephews and nieces; and his aunt Esther Haas.

He was preceded in death by his father Otto Eisenbarth, his mother Mathilda (Tillie) Moan, and stepfather Raymond Moan, stepfather Dan Brandner, grandparents Fred and Eva Haas and half-brother Myrol Eisenbarth and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

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Friday, May 31, 2024

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