Dennis Harold Eggers, age 68, of Norwood Young America, passed away Monday, May 20, 2019, at his residence.
His funeral service will be Friday, May 24 at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church (101 SE 2nd Ave) in Norwood Young America, with the Rev. Eric Hutchison as officiant.
There was visitation Thursday, May 23 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the church, continuing Friday one hour prior to the funeral. Interment will be in the church cemetery.
Serving as casket bearers are Dustin Eggers, Brandon Eggers, Steven Ziermann, Gabe Schroeder, Nick Kubasch, Chad Kubasch, and Doug Rolf.
Arrangements are with the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia; www.johnsonfh.com.
Dennis was born Sept. 16, 1950, in Glencoe, the son of Harold E. and Ruth C. (Schmidt) Eggers. He was baptized Oct. 8, 1950, at Church Of Peace in Norwood Young America by the Rev. E.F. Menger; and confirmed his faith in the Lord March 22, 1964, at the same church with the Rev. Jean P. Zenke officiating.
Dennis was united in marriage with Lucinda Mae Schroeder Sept. 11, 1970, in Watertown, SD.
Dennis had enjoyed working since a very young age. As a child, he had a paper route and had worked at Bury’s grocery store and Green Giant.
After graduating from Central High School, he enlisted in the United States Army Reserves at the entry point located at Ft. Snelling. He received his honorable discharge Feb. 14, 1969, at Fort Benjamin in Harrison, IN.
Following his service in the military, Dennis had worked for Tonka Toys in research and development, designing toys. He then worked for 31 years for the United States Postal Service, first as a clerk, and later being promoted to postmaster of the Young America and later, Green Isle Post Office locations.
Dennis was a faithful member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Norwood Young America, where he served as a past member of the building committee, on the board of education, and as an elder. He was currently a co-trustee of the St. John’s Trust, and on the weekly collection accounting team.
Dennis loved duck hunting each fall with his sons and hunting buddies.
He loved his family, and it showed in everything he did. He was especially proud of his grandchildren.
Dennis will be remembered for his soft and caring heart, thoughtful nature, and love for family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his son, Joseph Eggers; parents Harold and Ruth Eggers; and father-in-law and mother-in-law, Gordon and Darlene Schroeder.
Dennis is survived by his loving family: wife Cindy Eggers of Norwood Young America; sons and daughters-in-law James and Lynette Eggers of Waconia, Jeffrey and Michelle Eggers of Hamburg, and Brian and Holly Eggers of Waconia; and grandchildren Shayna and Ben Eggers, Alexa, Mikayla, Madelyn and Chloe Eggers, Hailey and Brinley Eggers, and Allie Zimmer.
He is further survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Marilyn Eggers of Maple Plain; sister and brother-in-law, Elizabeth “Betsy” and Harvey Ziermann of Mayer; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Lynette and Allen Menth of Waconia, Lyle and Cindy Schroeder of Green Isle, and Lori and Gary Kubasch of New Germany; nieces; nephews; other relatives; and many dear friends.