Chariton County, Missouri

Name of Deceased: Clarence J. Eisberg
Newspaper: Salisbury Press Spectator
Date: Oct. 1999
Submitters Name: Clarence H. Eisberg

Obit: Clarence J. W. Eisberg, age 85, a life long farmer and resident of Chariton County, died Oct. 11 at his farm home in rural Keytesville where he had resided since 1949. 
He was born Jan. 27, 1914 on a farm north of Salisbury, son of Henry and Lulu Thompson Eisberg.  He married Irene Elizabeth Klaus on Dec. 30, 1945. 
Although he had retired from active farming for the past eight years, he continued to reside on the farm and be active in its management. He attended elementary classes at Redd School north of Salisbury, then attended the Lutheran Day School in Salisbury and also attended Veterans Technical Agricultural training in Salisbury.
He farmed with his father until he served in World War II in the North African Campaign followed by the European Campaign.  He was discharged in 1945 from Germany.
Clarence and Irene Eisberg were among the founders of Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church in Salisbury in 1979 and were instrumental in founding the Keytesville Medical Clinic.  he served as president of the church board, medical board and was active in the AAL Branch 5765 of Peace Lutheran Church.  He served on the MFA Board of Directors and was an active leader and supporter of 4-H and FFA.  Mr. Eisberg was a long time member of Keytesville Lions Club and the Cleve Iman Memorial VFW Post 4926. 
(abrevated)  He is survived by his two sons Rev. Clarence H. Eisberg of Merced, California and Keith Eisberg of Marina Del Rey, California, a foster daughter Jackie Carver of Bunceton.  Two sisters survive: Gertrude Loth of Warrensburg, Mo. and Lucille Witt of San Diego, two sister in laws, Dora Jamieson of St. Charles, Mo. and Clara Friesz of Liberty, Mo. 

Name of Deceased: Irene Elizabeth Eisberg
Newspaper: Salisbury Press Spectator
Date: Sept. 1995
Submitters Name: Clarence H. Eisberg

Obit: Irene E. Eisberg
Irene E. Eisberg, 84 Keytesville, died in her farm home on September 26, 1995.  She was born Dec. 7, 1910 on the family farm near Salisbury, Mo., the daughter of Henry William and Amelia Marie (Wiltmann) Klaus.
The Klaus family were lifelong residents of Chariton County with Irene's grandfather being one of the early settlers and farmer of the area.  Irene lived on the Klaus family farm until 1938 when she moved to Kansas City to be with her sister, Dora, who was injured in a car wreck and hospitalized.  Irene took a job with the hospital in order to be close with her sister  and pay for the hospital bill.  She worked at St. Luke's hospital as a cook, in the dining room and as a nurses aid.  In 1941 when World War II broke out, Irene started to work in the war plant at Lake City, Mo.
On Dec. 30, 1945, Irene married Clarence Eisberg at the Salisbury Lutheran Church.  They rented a farm one mile east of Salisbury and then in 1950 purchased the farm they now reside in near Keytesville.  Clarence and Irene farmed these farms for 46 years, retiring in 1991.  Irene helped Clarence in the fields; milked cows, raised chckens, hogs and beef cows on the Keytesville farm.  As quoted from an article in 1991, "I can truly say I've enjoyed helping Clarence running the combine, tractors or trucks when ever needed."  Irene dearly loved the land and the land provided much for Irene and Clarence.  irene truly lived out her Christian faith in Jesus Christ.  She had a servant heart always willing to be of help, offering care to others in her church and community.  She read and studied God's word, trusted in Jesus Christ for her eternal destiny.
In Decmember of this year, Clarence and Irene would have been married fifty years.  During this time they have experienced the depression, five wars, the days of the horse and buggy to the man on the moon.  Through all these changes they were devoted to their love of the land, each other and their family which has brought them many blessings.
Irene was a cook for the Keytesville High School for 18 years.  She was an active member of Peace Lutheran Church in Salisbury, and actively participated in the Peace Lutheran Womens Club, the AAL and many community functions.
Irene is survived by her husband Clarence of the home, two sons, Rev. Clarence H. and Colleen Eisberg, Merced, California and Keith and Tracie Eisberg, Ketchum, Idaho; one daughter and son-in-law Jackie and Joe Carver, Bunceton, Mo; two exchange students, Heinz Eiser (1951-52) and Geroge Wolf (1952-53) both of Germany; two sisters, Clara Friesz, Liberty, Mo. and Dora Jameison, St. Charles, Mo.; seven grand children, Ryan  Eisberg, Los Angeles, Calif.; Aaron Eisberg, Merced, Calif.; Tom Carver, Tracey Edwards, Geresa Dahms, Todd Carver, Tami Held; nine great grandchildren; two nephews and two nieces. She was preceded in death by her father and mother Henry and Amelia Klaus; one brother, Henry Klaus and one sister, Josie Yung.
Visitation was Thursday evening, September 28 at the Berry Funeral Home in Keytesville.  Services were Friday, September 29th with Pastor Mel Peterson officiating.  Organist for the service was Catherine Meyer with Debra Sellers as vocalist.
Burial was in Keytesville City Cemetery.  Pallbearers were David Roling, Leland Linneman, Bobby Scheiderer, George A. Schupback, Raymond McNeall and Tom Enderle.
Memorials may be made to the Salisbury Peace Lutheran Church or the Future Development of Hemo-Dialysis in Chariton