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Lucile Hazel Eggers

Lucile Eggers, age 99 of Wheaton, Minnesota, passed away Friday, July 5, 2024, at the Traverse Care Center in Wheaton, MN, with her family at her side.

Visitation for Lucile Eggers will be held Saturday, July 13, 2024, from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at St. John Lutheran Church in Wheaton, MN.

Funeral services for Lucile Hazel Eggers will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 13, 2024, at St. John Lutheran Church in Wheaton, MN, with Rev. Dan Gifford officiating.

Interment will be in St. John Lutheran Cemetery, rural Wheaton, MN.

Pallbearers will be Neal Neumann, Keith Neumann, Mike Neumann, Don Kassahn, Don Pratt, Gordon Hecht and Jamie Bieser. Honorary Pallbearers will be grandson: Michael Welka; great-grandsons: Dylan Hecht, Justin Dean and Paris Hampton; and great-granddaughters: Allison Dean, Ella Bieser, Phia Bieser and Eli Bieser.

Lucile Hazel Neumann was born on March 11, 1925 in Monson Township, Traverse County, Minnesota to Frederick Carl and Paulina Magdelina (Waeffler) Neumann. She was baptized at Immanuel Lutheran Church and later confirmed at St. John Lutheran Church in Wheaton. Lucile attended country grade school at District #54, and later graduated from Wheaton High School as salutatorian of the class of 1943. Lucile worked for several families during the summer months during high school helping babysit children, cleaning and helping with canning. After graduation she did bookwork for the local attorney Sidney Odenborg, who was a local legislator. This led to Lucile working in the state legislature as a secretary for four different committees, the most prominent being the Veterans Association. She married Edward Gustav John Eggers on September 25, 1947 at St. John Lutheran Church in Wheaton. Lucile took a job working at REA in Wheaton which she did until retiring in March of 1987 at the age of 62.

Lucile was active at St. John Lutheran Church belonging to the choir, teaching Sunday school, helping with youth group, Alter Committee and serving with the Naomi Circle. She helped with 4-H, American Cancer Society serving as chair, and assisted the low income and elderly by assisting them to file taxes. Lucile was an active bowler, and Edward and she did a lot of square dancing until Edward’s health wouldn’t allow it. Edward and Lucile were a part of twelve couples that did a lot of things together including playing cards, games or just visiting. Lucile was inducted into the Wheaton Senior Hall of Fame, and she was the Co-Grand Marshall for the 2015 all class reunion parade.

Family was very important to Lucile. Every holiday a gathering at the Neumann’s, Eggers’, or Rixe’s took place. Every single holiday lots of memories were made amongst the many cousins.

Lucile was always busy with work, gardening, cleaning, washing, cooking, doing bookwork, ironing, etc. You rarely saw her sit down and watch tv. She was a very big fan of the Minnesota Twins and Vikings. Homework was done around the kitchen table while listening to the Twins while Lucile ironed. After retirement, Lucile did a lot of bowling and playing bridge.

Lucile is survived by four daughters: Barbara Eggers of Lauderdale, MN, Patricia Eggers of Spring Lake Park, MN, Pamela Eggers (Don Pratt) of Pulaski, Wisconsin, and Brenda Bray of Brainerd, MN; five granddaughters; one grandson; seven great-grandchildren; one sister: Doris Rixe of Rosholt, South Dakota; and daughter-in-law DeNece Eggers of Alexandria, MN.

Lucile was preceded in death by her husband; son: James; two brothers: Marvin and Ivan Neumann; and three sisters: Mabel Neumann, Arlene Young, and Florence Kassahn.

Arrangements are with Bainbridge Funeral Home in Wheaton, MN.