Mass of Christian Burial for Ross Eischens, 42, of Minneota, will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 23, 2022, at St. Leo Catholic Church in St. Leo, MN. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at the church. A private interment will take place at a later date. There will be an open house at our farm to celebrate Ross’s legacy and share stories. All are welcome to stop by immediately following the church luncheon starting at 2 p.m. The Ross Eischens’ farm address is 2158 330th St N, Minneota. The Horvath Funeral Service of Minneota is handling the arrangements.
Ross Alan Eischens was born on June 9, 1980, in Canby, MN, to Curt and Wendy (Merritt) Eischens. He grew up on the family farm north of Minneota and graduated from Minneota High School where he was active in sports and excelled in academics. Ross obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture from Southwest State University. Ross farmed with his father, Curt, for many years on the family farm and recently enjoyed teaching his son, Parker, how to farm. Ross was passionate about helping out in the community. He was always willing to lend a helping hand (or voice) or contribute to local fundraising efforts. He was involved with several community organizations including the Minnesota Farmer’s Union, Yellow Medicine DFL, Soybean Growers Association, and Corn Growers Association. He served as an announcer for the Minneota Mudhens, and high school wrestling and football. He was a sports fan and enjoyed following the Minnesota Twins. Ross was a collector of many things, from toys, to baseball cards, memorabilia to tractors. He enjoyed finding an antique he couldn’t live without. On August 14, 2021, he was united in marriage to Amanda Polencheck. Above all, Ross was most passionate about farming, agriculture and his family.
Ross fell ill suddenly and suffered additional complications while receiving medical treatment for the last couple weeks in Sioux Falls. He went to join his parents on Tuesday, July 12, 2022, at the Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls, SD.
Ross is survived by his wife, Amanda, of Minneota, sons Devon Beimert and Parker Eischens, siblings Stefanie Eischens (Jared) of Le Sueur, Laura Bjorgo (Todd) of Woodbury, and Wade Eischens (Chelcie) of Hendricks; nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents.