Alvin Eggen, 85Alvin Eggen, 85, died peacefully in his home in Alexandria on May 9, 2012 from complications resulting from a stroke suffered on April 29, 2012.
Alvin Eggen, 85, died peacefully in his home in Alexandria on May 9, 2012 from complications resulting from a stroke suffered on April 29, 2012.
Alvin “Bud” Eggen was born January 3, 1927 in Black River Falls Wisconsin to Victor and Esther (Gjerseth) Eggen. He was raised on a farm near Black River Falls. Bud worked on the family farm and graduated from high school. He joined the Navy upon graduation.
After the war he came back to work the family farm and worked at the Midland Co-op. He met Tooty Marshall and they were married February 6, 1949 in Neillsville, Wis. They continued to live and work in Wisconsin, where four children were born: Craig, 1950, in Black River Falls; Randy, 1952, in Beloit; Monte, 1953, Black River Falls; and Debra, 1959, in Amery.
Bud, Tooty and family settled in the Alexandria area in 1966. Bud continued to work in the propane gas field, mainly with carburetors until his retirement in 1984. Then they hit the open road RVing, spending winters in Mesa, Arizona and summers with the family in Alexandria.
After his retirement, he lovingly took care of Tooty, who had rheumatoid arthritis. As a couple they enjoyed playing cards, going out to eat and swimming and suntanning with their many friends until Tooty passed from cancer in 2005.
Bud was an active outdoorsman until he passed. Hunting, boating, snowmobiling, and watching Nascar were some of his favorites. He had lots of fun at the family barbecues at the many cabins. One of his best at peace spots was the log cabin by Bluegrass, MN reading and enjoying the woods.
Bud is survived by sons, Craig (Edie Stensby) of Bloomington, Randy (Joy) of Alexandria, Monte (Sandie) of Maple Grove; his daughter, Deb Evans (Michael) of Coon Rapids; grandchildren, Amy Eggen, Matt Eggen, Brita Soderholm, Vivianna Eggen, Sarah Eggen, Travis Evans, Julia Stensby, Rayna Stensby; great-grandchildren, Dylan Salgado, Kasey, Matty and Cedric Soderholm. Surviving also are his sister, Margie and brother, Jerry.
He was preceded in death by his wife; parents; and sister, Maxine.
A memorial service will be held Wednesday May 16 at 11 a.m. at Lake Community Church with Pastor Ron Berget officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. A private family inurnment will be held later at Lake Geneva Cemetery.
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