Alice M. Eggers

Alice M. Eggers

April 8, 1928 – April 12, 2020


Our Mother Alice Eggers was born on Easter on April 8, 1928 and passed on Easter April 12, 2020.  Mom loved Jesus and will be thrilled to see our Dad, who passed in 2013.  She was a strong woman.  Her life was not easy.  When she was a young girl, she was burned in a house fire with her Mom and sisters.  She started working at a young age because she had to.  She worked her whole life and was always kind and loving to anyone she knew.  In 1975, a tornado took their home.  This was incredibly hard on her and Dad, but they bounced back!

We were just talking about how she would babysit her 3 grandsons – they were a little on the ornery side.  They loved every minute they spent with their family.  Mom loved Christmas.  When we were done unwrapping presents you could not walk across the room because of all the wrapping paper and boxes.  As Alex could tell you, as she was only about 3 years old, trying to hurdle the boxes.  Mom loved to dance and play cards.  She battled colon cancer a few years ago, but she was strong and bounced back.

Mom and Dad were married 67 years.  Mom moved into the nursing home when Dad moved in and has lived there ever since.  My sister so eloquently wrote on their 50th Anniversary – “Words are hard to describe what we feel about our parents”.  They are two of the most precious people in our lives.  Mom and Dad raised us with a kind of love and caring not all families experience.  For Mom and Dad their family came first.  They brought us up in a Christian home filled with honesty and hard work.  They tried to let us enjoy our lives to the fullest.  They did without so we could participate in all the childhood experiences we so desired.  I cannot ever remember my folks saying you cannot cheerlead, or play ball, or go to college.  They were never scared to work.  Mom more hours than most and Dad more jobs than one.  They raised three children who are happy and successful.  Without their guidance and understanding I do not feel this would be true.

Mom was loved and will be missed by her 3 children and spouses, her 8 grandchildren and their spouses, her 16 great-grandchildren and her sister and her husband.

Mom was so proud of her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.  We are going to miss being able to call her or go visit her, but we know that someday we will see both Mom and Dad in heaven.  God Bless our Mother’s soul and thank God for blessing us with such a wonderful Mother and Father.

She was preceded in death by husband, Wymore J. Eggers.  Survived by daughters, Leslie White (Dave) and Deborah Brown (Dan); son, Lonnie G. Eggers (Kathryn); 8 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; sister, Joyce Toelle (Gary); nieces and nephews.

Private Family Services.  No flowers please, memorials to Divine Shepherd Lutheran Church or a charity of your choice.




  • Gene L. Meyer Posted April 14, 2020 12:10 pm

    Sorry for your loss.

  • Becky and Dan Connolly Posted April 14, 2020 2:25 pm

    What a glorious description of your mother and grandmother! Your love for her exudes through those wonderful words. Your memories will truly outshine your loss.. What a great example of a life well lived!

  • John & Jackie Tice Posted April 14, 2020 6:40 pm

    Our deepest condolences. Such a sad thing to happen during these times. Our thoughts are with everyone at this time. May you have peace in knowing she is in a better place.

  • Christin Raven Posted April 15, 2020 10:03 am

    Alice will truly be missed. We enjoyed caring for her. Prayers for you and your family.

  • Chris & Amy Harr Posted April 16, 2020 8:20 am

    Our condolences, what a wonderful person!!!

  • Steve and Pam Nogel Posted April 16, 2020 11:54 am

    Lonnie & Kathryn so sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

  • Kristine Williams Posted April 17, 2020 10:11 am

    I’m surely going to miss when they reopen for work and not able to see Aunt Alice at the dinner table along with BINGO shouts lol. Love you and be encouraged Alice is HEALED totally now.

  • Ike & Kathleen Toy Posted April 17, 2020 10:35 am

    So sorry for your loss. Ike said to tell you “a big old boy in Kentucky” misses them!

  • Melissa and Aaron Rider Posted April 17, 2020 11:31 am

    Oh sweet Alice, we are going to miss you! She had a great sense of humor and such a memorable laugh. Sending love to all who knew and loved her.

  • Karen Moeller Posted April 17, 2020 11:34 am

    Please accept my deepest sympathy in your loss. I remember spending time with Deb at your Dutch Hollow home and how kind and pleasant your mom was. May you cherish her memory. God’s peace to you all.

  • Phyllis Deseck Posted April 17, 2020 1:06 pm

    So very sorry for your loss.

  • Jerry Pondelis Posted April 17, 2020 3:47 pm

    To the Eggers Family: your Mom was one of the nicest , kindest most generous people I ever knew. How lucky we were when your family moved in next door. During all of the ups and downs of life over the years the kindness of your parents never changed. God bless you all.

  • Karen Scriven (Dorau) Posted April 17, 2020 4:37 pm

    Many memories of your family when we were neighbors south of town; we’d walk across the pasture and all walk to school together!! Thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Your happy memories of your parents will keep them alive in your hearts.

  • Lorren Gunn Markel Posted April 18, 2020 6:15 am

    Lonnie, i send prayers of healing to you and your family. Our family so enjoyed having your family as neighbors. I always loved bumping into you when I was shopping.

  • Ryks Family Posted April 18, 2020 8:33 am

    Lonnie, Deb, and Les We are so sorry for your loss. We loved Alice and her smile and laughter. She treated us as one of her own. We will miss her hugs and kisses. Love the Ryks.

  • Mark Berner Posted April 18, 2020 9:39 am

    Very sorry to hear of Alice’s passing. She and Wymore were Wisner connections of my mom and our families were close growing up in Westgate. I loved being around the Eggers family, they were welcoming, fun, and Alice was the center of it all. She was also my barber for a few years in the early 70’s when she looked at me one day and said, “you know I can fix that…”. The Eggers, and especially Alice, will always be a bright spot in my memory of childhood. Best wishes.

  • Pastor Martin Greunke Posted April 18, 2020 10:20 am

    Yvonne and I send our sincerest sympathies and Christian love to all, especially to Les, Deb, and Lonnie. Your mother (and dad) were very special to me. I so much enjoyed my communion visits with Alice; it seems like every time I would visit her she was watching the tablet videos of family members. I liked it when she used to call me “honey” and she would encourage me to “be sure and take some candy with you when you go.” I always did! What a blessed coincidence to come into this world, born on an Easter Sunday, and to leave this world, also on an Easter Sunday. This is a blessing, coupling the Resurrection of Jesus with hers in glory. God blessing to all … from Michigan.

  • Mary Longacre Posted April 18, 2020 7:44 pm

    My mother LeEtta lived across the hall at Brookestone from your sweet mom. Your mom always watched over her. She was a dear soul! Her daughters were so wonderful! My mom had 4 daughters and 1 son! We
    Loved her dearly! We could say the same about your mom Alice. Thinking of you!

  • gary graves Posted April 19, 2020 10:29 am

    So sorry for your loss. I enjoyed working with Alice when I moved to Omaha in 1967.

  • Susie Uman Owens Posted April 19, 2020 1:04 pm

    I am truly sorry for your loss. I distinctly remember your mom. She always had a smile on her face and a curiosity about life. She was a great lady and loved her family!

  • Beverly Bonsack Fisher Posted April 19, 2020 6:47 pm

    I lived in Wisner when you were there and remember your mom and dad well.I was in Deb’s grade.If I remember well,;and I can’t always count on that; our parents played cards. Dick and Bette Bonsack.My parents are with God also..
    Please accept my sincere condolences.
    I have sent her obituary to you he Wisner Facebook site.

    What a lovely tribute to both of your parents.

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