Rhonda Eidenshink, 47
Rhonda Lynne Eidenshink, a resident of West Fargo, N.D, died Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, at her home, under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley after a two-year, one- month and one week battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease).
A Funeral Service will be held Monday, Nov. 12, at Nativity Church of Fargo, N.D. with a visitation one hour prior. Visitation was 4 p.m – 9 pm. Sunday, Nov. 11, at Nativity Church with a Vigil Service at 6 p.m. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery, Fargo, N.D.
Rhonda Lynne was born April 24, 1965. After living in San Diego, Caif. for 10 years, they moved back to Grafton where she graduated from high school in 1983. She then received her LPN from the University of Minnesota – Crookston. On June 3, 1988, she married John Eidenshink at St. John’s Church in Grafton, N.D. They lived in Otter Tail and Rhonda worked at the Regional Treatment Center in Fergus Falls. Rhonda also received her certified occupational therapy assistant certification from NDSCS-Wahpeton, N.D. In 1998, they moved to Marshall. While there, she worked at Sioux Valley Healthcare in Canby. After moving to Fargo, Rhonda worked for Hospice of the Red River Valley, Triumph Hospital and Edgewood Vista. She enjoyed her time as a Mary Kay representative, selling Partylite for several years, gardening, especially her pride and joy, hydrangea plants. She loved spending time at the lake, being out in the boat, hanging out with friends, walking with her aunt Elaine Mattson, and being outdoors. She was grateful to her uncle and aunt Steve and Elaine Mattson for the friendship and support. She loved traveling to Mexico. Rhonda’s extended family was the ALS support group. She maintained a positive attitude and good sense of humor throughout her battle using her Tobii device to communicate. Most of all, she loved her family, watching her daughter, Alysa, run track and her son, Ashtyn, play hockey.
Rhonda is survived by her beloved husband, John; children, Alysa and Ashtyn; mother, Ellen Daley (Robert T.) Arnold; sisters, Nicole (Robert) Aslakson, Mesa, Ariz. and Dana (Chuck) Midgarden, Park River, N.D.; and brother, Robert (Luz Angelica) Arnold of Fort Drum, N.Y. Also survived by nieces Siara Arnold of New Berlin M.D. and Caitlin Aslakson, Mesa, Ariz.; nephews Jordan and Alex Midgarden, Park River, N.D., Tanner Aslakson, Mesa, Ariz. and Christoff Arnold, Fort Drum, N.Y. She was Godmother to Alex Midgarden.
Rhonda was preceded in death by her father, Robert T. Arnold, and her grandparents, Ralph and Violet Daley.