John L. Eilola, Age 63, passed away on November 2, 2017, of natural causes.
John L. Eilola, Age 63, passed away on November 2, 2017, of natural causes. Preceded in death by grandparents, Benjamin & Mary DuBois, John & Gladys Eilola; his loving mother, Irene Shipley; and two younger brothers, Todd and Ben. He will be deeply missed by his father, James, and step-mother, Shirley; siblings, Jimmy, Michael, Jodi (David), Tracy (George), Teresa, Jordan (Lynn), Wade (Jennifer) and Dustin (Allison); and step-brothers, Michael (Cindy), Cliff (Jo), Robert (Susan); many cousins, nieces and nephews. Although he lived in Minneapolis most of his life, he spent many years in the Devils Lake area. His family and friends were the most important thing to him and he worked hard to stay connected to the people in his life. Remembering his love of cooking, fishing, cribbage, laughter, story-telling and the best bear hugs. Service is Saturday, November 11 at 10 a.m. at Christ Lutheran Church, 1930 Diffley Road, Eagan, MN 55122. Lunch immediately after service. A burial service will be held in Oberon, ND, sometime in the spring, 2018.