PAUL CLARK EIDE | News, Sports, Jobs
Paul Clark Eide, 94, of Fort Collins, CO, and formerly of Estes Park, CO, and Fort Dodge, Iowa, died at his home on July 27, 2022, surrounded by his family. He was born on September 2, 1927 in Fort Dodge, Iowa.
Paul served in the military in the United States and Korea and graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1951 with a degree in finance. While attending Notre Dame, Paul fell in love with local girl Rosemary Treacy, and they married in 1951.
Paul and Rosemary began their married life in Des Moines, IA where he was employed by the National Bank of Iowa Des Moines. In 1965 they moved to Fort Dodge, IA where Paul joined his father at S&M Finance Co. In 1982 he became chairman and president of First Federal Savings Bank. After retiring in 1996, they moved to Estes Park, CO where they enjoyed the second chapter of their lives.
Paul served as president of the Rotary Club of Fort Dodge and the St. Edmond School Board. He was a staunch supporter of the University of Notre Dame and served as president of the ND Club of Des Moines and also served as vice president of the University’s National Alumni Association.
Paul attended Fort Dodge Senior High School, graduating in 1945. He was an avid sportsman and raced on the track and started on the undefeated Dodger football team.
As an adult, Paul enjoyed playing handball, racquetball, and tennis (and cribbage). During his retirement, he enjoyed hiking in the Rockies with his wife, children, and grandchildren.
Paul and Rosemary traveled extensively, including frequently in the American Southwest, where they visited many former Spanish missions and spent the winter months in Tucson, AZ.
He is survived by his wife, Rosemary, with whom he shared 70 years of marriage and his five children: Clark (Agnès) of Karn Glas, France; Jed (Paula) of South Bend, IN; Nancy from South Bend, IN; Eric (Carol) of Ames, Iowa; and Matthew (Sara) of Des Moines, Iowa; 16 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Anne Gregerson of LaGrange, IL. He was predeceased by his parents, Clark A. Eide and Eleanor (Quinn) Eide.
A Christian burial mass will be held on Saturday August 20 at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel of the Marian house with Fr. Lawrence McCarty celebrating. A welcome visit will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in the narthex of Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Those wishing to send their condolences to Rosemary may send them to: 1124 Muirfield Way, Fort Collins, CO, 80525.