Damen Vincent Eining was born July 4, 1917 on the family farm north of Artesian to Bernard and Mildred (Rubendall) Eining. He attended Hayes Country School through the eighth grade and farmed with his parents.
In 1942 he was inducted in the US Army and served with the 235th Engineer Combat Battalion. He spent three years overseas in North Africa and Italy under General Mark Clark. After being discharged in 1945 he returned to Artesian where he continued farming. On August 10, 1965 he married Angeline Schmit. After retiring from the farm they moved into Artesian.
He was a member of St. Charles Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, the American Legion and was honored for being the oldest living Artesian citizen during the Quasi Centennial of Artesian.
He is survived by his sister, Arlene Doris of Artesian; two sisters-in-law: Irene Eining and Velma Eining both of Huron and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Angeline in January 2009, his parents, four brothers, Joseph, Carmen, Kenneth (Johnny) and Bernard, two sisters Katherine Webbar and Patricia Wire and a niece, Kathey Doris Avery.