Arnold Fester Von Eye was born July 24, 1929, at Platte, SD, to Garret and Katie (Plooster) Von Eye. He grew up in the Platte and Wessington Springs area. He farmed for many years in the Letcher area and was also employed by the Mitchell School District. In his later years he did lawn mowing and general repair work. He attended the Mitchell Wesleyan Church. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He is survived by his daughter, Susan (Paul) Fenske of Mitchell; three grandchildren: Robin (Aaron) Wulf of Monticello, MN, Kayla (Bob) Mentele of Fulton, Chad (Nicole) Fenske of Mitchell; six great-grandchildren: Macie and Tanner Wulf, Colby, Addyson, Brody Mentele and Tenlee Fenske; one sister, Henrietta Doering of Mitchell; one brother, Johnnie Von Eye of Wessington Springs; a sister-in-law, Deana Von Eye of Miller, SD; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his lifelong friend, Marie Larimer; five brothers: Henry, Fester, Barney, Leonard, and Gerrit Von Eye; one sister, Jenny Knutson; a half-brother, John Keegel; a half-sister, Elizabeth Koupal and his parents.