Amy Eustis, age 53, wife of Randy, of Gaylord passed away Sunday, June 12, 2022, at the Minneapolis VA Health Care System in Minneapolis.
Memorial Service will be Friday, June 24, 2022, 11:00 A.M. at Scandian Grove Lutheran Church in Norseland.
Gathering of Family and Friends will be Thursday, June 23, 2022, from 4:00 P.M.-7:00 P.M. at the Egesdal Funeral Home in Gaylord and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday.
Military Honors by the Manthey-Asmus American Legion Post #433.
Amy was raised by her mother and stepfather, Corky and Douglas Biehn, along with biological father, Bruce Theisse. She loved her brothers tremendously (Jon, Jesse, Matt, Nohle). She graduated from St. Peter High School and participated in many activities - her favorite to talk about were marching band and theatre.
Amy married Randy Eustis at Scandian Grove Lutheran Church. They were lifelong companions and best friends. Along with the many adventures they shared in their 33 years of marriage, their greatest adventure was raising their four children (Becky, Luke, Max, Cooper)...and then becoming grandparents (Rilynn, McKinley, Macey, Everly, Waylon, Wren). She enjoyed spending time with her family, gardening, crafting, golfing, hunting, fishing, biking, and camping.
Amy enlisted in the Army Reserve, serving as a combat nurse in the Medical Corps. She was deployed to El Salvador, toured in Kuwait, and served with her husband in Desert Storm. Amy was honorably discharged after 18 years of service. She was proud of her military service and carried her combat experience into the nursing field. She graduated with her LPN degree from South Central College and later received her BSN from St. Catherine's University. She touched many lives in her various positions throughout her healthcare career, but her passion was sharing her faith and experience, as she cared for her staff and her beloved residents as director of nursing at St. Benedictine's in St. Peter.
Amy had been quietly but fearlessly fighting military service-connected lung cancer since October 2021. On June 12th, Women Veterans Day, Amy had her walk of honor after passing away at the VA Hospital in Minneapolis - with her whole family by her side. Her selfless service to her country, her dedication to her nursing career, and the love and laughter she was known for will live on through her family and all of the lives she touched.
Amy is survived by her:
Husband, Randal Eustis of Gaylord, MN;
Children, Becky Boelter and her husband, Sam of Henderson, MN,
Luke Eustis and his wife, Brittany of AZ,
Maxwell Eustis of Green Isle, MN, and
Cooper Eustis and his wife, Margaret of Gaylord, MN;
Grandchildren, Rilynn and McKinley, Macey, Everly, Waylon and Wren;
Mother, Corky Biehn of St. Peter, MN;
Father, Bruce Thiesse;
Siblings, Jon Biehn, Jesse Thiesse, Nohle Steiner, Matt Volk;
Nieces, Nephews, other relatives and friends.
Amy was preceded in death by her Father, Douglas Biehn.
Laurie Beth Burg says
To Amy’s family, please feel my arms around you all at this difficult time! Amy was one of my Army sisters, and she was so loved! God Bless and Peace
Terry and Janet Deno says
Randy and family,
Terry and I extend out deepest sympathy on the loss of Amy. Blessed be her memory now and forever. The boys always came home with wonderful story of Amy. Her service for our country will be honored.
I am so sorry to hear this. Such fond memories of Amy and the family. Peace.
Joanne Bolland says
My heart is stunned with the thought that this world no longer has Amy! I worked with Amy at McLeod Public Health. She made such a difference to me and some others that she worked with, but especially to the families she worked with! I have continued to think of her often, as I too now have funny chicken stories, and family going into the service. She loved you all so very much, I will be holding you in my heart! May God Bless you with Peace!
Carla Drumbeater says
I served with Amy. She was always a bright light when she entered a room.
Alejandra Scalise says
From the Scalise family, our deepest condolences and prayers for Eustis family.
E. Lei Amorim says
Randy and family,
I was so saddened to hear this news. Amy was such a kind, gentle and wonderful woman. I just have no words. May God comfort you all during this difficult time.
Joy Kubis says
Jordan and I send our deepest condolences to the Eustis family during this difficult time.
Laura Weiers says
Sending love from the Weiers family. I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Amy. I will never forget all of the fun that we had during the hockey years!
Bonnie Hahnnn says
Randy and Family, I am sovery sorry to hear of your loss. I had the pleasure of meeting Amy any years ago when I worked at Cenex. I enjoyed each and every visit I had with Amy. She was really an inspiration to me. She will forever have a place in my heart.
May God be with you to comfort you during this very difficult time.
Marian Pfarr-Saxton says
My deepest sympathy to you and your family. I knew Amy when she worked at Gaylord and Winthrop Nursing Homes. She was so kind, fun to be with, and so very proud of her children. I got to know Cooper and enjoyed his friendliness.
May God give you comfort during this very difficult time.
Julie Miller says
My deepest sympathy to Amy’s family. My prayers are with all of you. I met Amy when we both worked at Sibley County Public Health. Her family was her pride and joy! You could always expect a funny story and a good laugh when you were around her. She will be missed.
My deepest sympathies to the Eustis family. Amy was a joy to be around and will be deeply missed.
Sandy and Glen Schlueter says
Our deepest sympathy to your entire family. Amy was such a breath of fresh air, she brought real laughter and joy to anyone she was around. It is a true blessing to have known her throughout the years. Her smile was contagious and will be in our hearts forever!
Truly a wonderful woman that will be missed by many!