Edwin “Eddie” Eggert, New London, age 97, died on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at his residence.
He was born on January 22, 1918 in New London, son of the late William and Freida (Bruceberg) Eggert. In 1939, Eddie married Henrietta Mathewson; she preceded him in death in 2010. Henrietta and Eddie lived in Milwaukee for 44 years. While in Milwaukee he worked for various companies, but retired from the Smith Engineering Company in Milwaukee as a machinist. Eddie loved his family and was a great husband and father. He had many friends and enjoyed playing sheepshead with his buddies. He was a member of the Emanuel Lutheran Church, New London.
Eddie is survived by his son, Dennis Eggert (fiancée Lynn), Phoenix, AZ; two granddaughters, Aimee (Erik) Erickson and Michelle (Jaime) Molera; three great-grandchildren, Kelly Molera, Ella and Chase Flores. He is further survived by a brother-in-law and sisters-in-law: Tom Mathewson, Marion Mathewson, Sally Mathewson, Lois Mathewson, and Debbie Mathewson, also nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Besides his parents and wife, Eddie is preceded in death by two brothers, Harold (Vernan) and Erwin (Lillian) Eggert, and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.
A Memorial service will be held for Eddie on Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Emanuel Lutheran Church, New London with Rev. William Heiges officiating. Visitation will be held at the church on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. Burial will be in the Floral Hill Cemetery, New London. The Cline & Hanson Funeral Home in New London is serving the family. www.clinehansonfuneralhome.com