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.