Keith Eggebraaten - Arlington

Aug. 5, 1956 - Jan. 19, 2023

Keith Wendell Eggebraaten, age 66, was born in Brookings, SD, on Aug. 5, 1956, to Graydon and Mina (VanderWal) Eggebraaten of Arlington, SD. He died from ALS on Jan. 19, 2023, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, MN.
Keith lived and worked with dedication and determination on a farm his entire life. He had a curious and thoughtful mind. He was a great mechanic, had well cared for machinery, and Linda never needed to call a repairman for anything.
His careful management and love for the land was shared and is passed on to his son, Erick.
Keith’s greatest enjoyment was time with his family. Keith met his wife, Linda, in Brookings, SD, and they were just months away from celebrating 40 years of marriage together. They both loved to travel and spend time with each other and their family. He was a protective and devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He was calm, thoughtful, and extremely patient.
Keith’s faith was unwavering until his very last breath.
He vividly remembered accepting Jesus as his Savior as a young boy and how real it was.
He strived to live like Him, always having time to talk and listen. Keith was a kind man and enjoyed and was interested in people.
Keith is deeply loved and missed by his wife, Linda; daughter, Emily (Tyler) Benvenga of Spearfish; daughter, Alisa (Brandon) Bentley of Spearfish; son, Erick Eggebraaten of Arlington; and five grandchildren, Allie and Victor Benvenga and Banks, Sadie and Henry Bentley.
He is also survived by two sisters, Nita (Bob) Sachen and Deann (Larry) Moulton and two brothers Allan (Laree) Eggebraaten and Bryan Eggebraaten and many beloved nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, and neighbors.
Keith is preceded in death by his sister, Carol; father, Graydon; and mother, Mina.
Visitation services will be at Johnson-Henry Funeral Home in Arlington, SD on Friday, Jan. 27 from 4-7 p.m.,
Funeral services will be at GracePoint Wesleyan Church in Brookings, SD, on Saturday, Jan. 28 at 10 a.m.


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