Curtis Eggers

Curtis Ordell Eggers died Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at Avera Mckennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD.

Curtis Eggers was born February 3, 1924 in Renner to Elmer and Minnie (Moe) Eggers. He attended Eggers' Grade school through the 8th grade. He received an Honorary High School Diploma from Baltic High School in 2002.

Curtis enlisted in the United States Army in January 1943. He became part of the 114th Regiment, 44th Division and was assigned to A. Co. Curtis fought in the European Theatre and was awarded with three Bronze Service Stars and the Combat Infantry badge.

On March 2, 1946, Curtis was united in marriage to Jean Bachtell in Pipestone, MN. They moved to the Ed Nessan farm in 1946 where they farmed as well as milked cows for 29 years. In 1976 they moved to the Eggers' Homestead and continued to farm until the fall of 1986.

Curtis was involved in many leadership roles such as Soil Conservation, Minnehaha Funeral Home, Mapleton Township board, The American Legion, Farm Services Agency, Silver Creek Watershed, Eastern Dakota Development District, VFW, 40 & 8, Farm Bureau, Renner Fire Department, and Republican Party to name a few.

Curtis was a member of Renner Lutheran Church all of his life. One of his joys in life was taking care of his grandchildren and planning activities for them. Saturday morning was also an important day for Curtis as it was "pancake breakfast day" at his home with the entire family and walk-in guests. He was also known for his delicious chocolate chip cookies.

Grateful for having shared his life are, daughters, Sandra (Dean) Sorum, Kathy (Paul) Evenson, Lanette (Darold) Diede, sons, Timothy Eggers, and Michael (Shelly) Eggers. Twelve grandchildren, seventeen great grandchildren, and three great great grandchildren. Survived by his sisters Eleanor Emmel, Delores Christenson, Darlene (Richard) Thoreson, and Carol Eggers, sister-in-law. He is preceded in death by his wife Jean, parents and his brother Robert.

The family requests memorials to be directed to Renner Lutheran Church.

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