Angeline Marie Louisa Eining was born August 10, 1926 at the family farm north of Artesian to Michael and Louise (Kersch) Schmit. She attended grade school in Fedora and then Grace Mission after moving with her family to a farm between Pukwana and Ft. Thompson. After her family moved back to Artesian she attended Farwell country school and graduated from Plano High School in 1944. At the age of nineteen she began her teaching career in Loomis. She earned an Associates Degree from Notre Dame Junior College in Mitchell in 1945 and completed her Bachelor’s Degree from Dakota State College in Madison in 1970.
She spent forty-three years influencing the lives of young children, teaching in Artesian, Wessington Springs and Redfield, where she spent twenty-seven years teaching. On August 10, 1965 she married Damen Eining. She was a member of St. Charles Catholic Church, the church auxiliary, the South Dakota Teachers Retirement Association, the American Legion Auxiliary 8/40, Artesian Senior Citizens and the ODO Card Club.
She is survived by her husband, Damen; one brother, George Schmit and wife, Lavonne of Mitchell, SD; one sister, Agatha Ebersdorfer and husband, Don of Artesian, SD; a brother-in-law, Clarence Stratman of Mitchell, SD and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister, Martha Stratman, her brother, Raymond, an infant brother, Michael, three brothers-in-law and two sisters-in-law.