Thomas William Eiter


Thomas (Tom) Eiter, 69, passed away at Rochester, Minnesota on Tuesday morning, September 20, 2022.  Tom was born on February 13, 1953 to the late Ellsworth W. Eiter and Theresa Eiter Braun.

Tom grew up in Breckenridge, Minnesota and was the oldest of five brothers in the family and had 4 older sisters.  The family moved to Wahpeton ND in 1965 where Tom graduated from high school.  After graduation Tom followed in his father’s footsteps and joined the U S Navy where he proudly served from 1971 to 1974.

Tom loved animals and had a menagerie of chickens,  ducks, cats and dogs on the property he just moved to in July and dearly missed his constant companion Peaches.  Tom was happiest at his new farmstead, enjoying his coffee, listening to his animals.

Tom loved the Minnesota Vikings, and watching Andy Griffith Show and Gunsmoke.

Tom was preceded in death by his parents, Ellsworth W. Eiter and Theresa Eiter Braun; sister, Margaret Anderson; nephew, Cole Shjeflo, and grand-niece Shaina (Zastoupil) Clingingsmith.

Tom is survived by his partner of 30 years Anita Anger;  stepdaughter Nizhoni Walter; stepson Aaron Anger; daughter, Jennifer (Jonathan) Cunningham of Guyton, GA; and grandchildren, Hannah Eiter, Julianna Cunningham, Evonna Cunningham, Alexys Cunningham, Krystal (Plut) Webinger, Jazlyn (Webster) Rasmussen, Xander J. Walter, Achilles G. Walter; 4 great grandchildren; sisters, Suzanne James of Kingsville, TX; Bonnie Eiter (David Lybeck) of Fargo, ND; Patrice Seiter of Tulsa, OK; brothers Tim (Eileen Channel) Eiter of Maple Lake, Mentor, MN ; Tony (Mary Tintes) Eiter of West Fargo, ND; Ted (Janice Carroll) Eiter of El Cajon, CA and Terry (Barb) Eiter of Detroit Lakes, MN: and numerous nephews and nieces.

Rochester Cremation Services is assisting the family with arrangements.  Memories and condolences of Tom may be shared at

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