Spearfish softball lost Eddie Zuniga to a UTV accident this last week. Eddie was a pitcher for the Countryside men’s team and part of the Scoreboard coed team as well.
On Monday, June 19th before the 8 pm game on Field 2, the Countryside men’s team would like to have everyone who's comfortable and wants to, join around the mound for a moment of silence and prayer for Eddie and his family.
We will plan to start our game a little late so others can attend who might be finishing games.
Obituary for Edwardo "Eddie" Zuniga
Edwardo “Eddie” Zuniga, 48, of Spearfish, SD, passed away on Wednesday, June 14, 2023, in Spearfish as a result of a tragic accident.
A memorial service will be held at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, June 20, 2023, at Countryside Community Church in Spearfish.
He is one of the greatest love stories. His smile, his hands, his heart. He is love. He is “Hola, mi amor!” He is an open door unless the A/C is on. “Get a plate,” “Have some more,” “God will provide.” He is YES. He is joyous, and adventurous - with a little helicopter dad (ok: helicopter everyone). He is “Holy Spirit, lead me”, especially in the dance. He is a song of every genre. He is “I have an idea,” “Hey, you should…,” “Would you like another hot chocolate?,” “Call me when you get there,” “Would you like a room?” He is in every state and a few countries. He is a son, brother, friend, husband, father, Godfather, uncle, follower, neighbor, and disciple-maker. He is travel, “send me.” He is “You should go.” He is pie night, foodie, “double-double animal style and just a little shake,” “Did you get a picture?” He is dancing in the rain, cuddles through the storms, and star gazing. He is “I’m taking the boys to the field for some baseball. You should join us!” He is a night owl and also sunrise hikes. He is “I’ll take care of it” and “Do I have to do everything around here?!” “No one tells me anything,” and “What’s going on?” He is Papacito Burrito, El Guapo. He is a lot of joy - A LOT. He is our favorite.
Eduardo Zuniga was born August 17, 1974, to Jesus and Bertha Zuniga in Lancaster, California, and graduated from Coalinga High School and Black Hills State University. Eddie married the love of his life, his amor Becky, on June 24, 2000, and he loved her extravagantly. To their union, God brought five gorgeous children - Eli, Emma, Zoey, Mateo, and Julian - and Eddie was the best, most involved, and loving dad. Recently he celebrated adding two more with the engagements of Emma to Connor and Eli to Abby. Being a husband and a dad was Eddie’s greatest joy in the joyful life he lived for God and His glory.
Eddie joined his Heavenly Father in paradise for eternity on June 14, 2023.
Better for having shared life with him include his beloved wife Becky and his cherished children Eli, Emma, Zoey, Mateo, Julian, Abby, and Connor; mother, Bertha and father, Jesus; sisters Shelley, Gris, and Sandra; brother (in law) and lifelong friend, Lupe; mother (in law) Gayla and father (in law) Mike; sister (in law) Jenny and husband/ brother (in law) Ryan; brother (in law) Josh and wife/ sister (in law) Krystal; nephews Gabriel, Jonathan, Bryson, Michael, Aden, Kaleb, and Rowan; nieces Cassandra, Natalie, Bella, Laina, and Maya; great niece Mia Eliana; the Church; Spartan Drive; Spearfish and the Northern Hills; numerous children who knew Eddie as “Daddy” for a while and were forever changed by his love; and countless friends and strangers whose lives were made brighter by the light that was Eddie. Eddie was preceded in death by his father Jesus Olmos Zuniga; grandparents Maria Ibarra Garcia, Feramine Guidino, Cleotilde Olmos Estrada, Jesus Zuniga Saavedra, Frances Smit, Bernice and Robert Jorgensen; Uncle Steve; Aunt Glenda; and loved friends.
An account has been set up for Eddie's family at Pioneer Bank and Trust in Spearfish, In lieu flowers, a memorial has been established by the family.
Arrangements are under the care of Fidler-Isburg Funeral Chapels and Isburg Crematory of Spearfish.