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Eileen Ruth (Kunstman) Tiede

April 22, 1926 — January 4, 2024


Eileen Ruth  (Kunstman) Tiede, age 97 entered into the loving arms of her Savior on January 4, 2024..

Eileen was born on April 22, 1926, the twin daughter of the late Rudolph and Elsie (Steber) Kunstman.  She was baptized into the Christian faith at St. Paul Ev. Lutheran Church, Appleton, on May 2, 1926, and confirmed on March 17, 1940. Eileen was a graduate of St. Paul Ev. Lutheran School and Appleton West High School.  Following graduation Eileen was employed briefly at Interlake Mill and then as a receptionist at Sherry Motors, Appleton. She married the love of her life, Arlin A. Tiede, on June 26, 1948.  They enjoyed 59 beautiful years together before God called him home.  

Eileen’s unwavering faith and love of family shone brightly in her life.  Even in her 90’s she maintained a positive attitude,  stayed interested in the world around her, and showed compassion and kindness to others.  She loved music, shopping, and giving gifts, poetry, chocolate, being silly, reading the newspaper, and all holidays (especially Christmas).  If she could leave you with one final thought it would be that each of you are important in your own special way – to God and to the world!

Eileen is survived by her son Darwin A. (Cathy) Tiede, Appleton; her daughter, Peggy E. (William) Laird, Green Bay, her grandchildren, Matthew S. (Angie) Tiede, Sarah E. (Tim) Somers, Michael P. Tiede, Jessica L. (John) Jantzer, Adam B. (Clint) Laird   Nicole M. Laird and her great grandchildren Titus and Griffin Jantzer, along with many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brother and sister-in-law Kenneth and Margaret Kunstman; twin sister and brother-in law Elaine and James Hintz; nephew Jeff G. Hintz ; three brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Lavern and (Ruth)  Tiede, Lyle and (Rose) Tiede, and LeRoy and (Lois) Tiede.

The funeral service for Eileen will take place on Friday January 12, 2024, at 11:00am, at St Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, Appleton. Friends and family may gather at the church from 9:00am until the service begins. Eileen will be laid to rest at Highland Memorial Park, Appleton.

The family would like to thank the Pastors and volunteers from St. Paul Church who visited Eileen regularly.  They would also like to express heartfelt thanks to all the amazing staff and caregivers at Brewster Village who became like her second family during her last five years.

A memorial fund has been established st St. Paul Lutheran Church in Eileen’s honor.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Friday, January 12, 2024

9:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church

302 N Morrison St, Appleton, WI 54911

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Funeral Service

Friday, January 12, 2024

11:00 - 11:45 am (Central time)

St. Paul Ev. Lutheran Church

302 N Morrison St, Appleton, WI 54911

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