Eileen M. Eggert, 86, of Rushford, Minn., died on Sunday, November 12, 2017, at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Rushford.
Eileen was born on April 15, 1931, in Whalan, Minn., to Oscar and Anna (Moger) Hildestad. She grew up on the family farm in Whalan and was a 1949 graduate of Peterson High School. Eileen was united in marriage with Norman Eggert on April 7, 1951. She and her husband farmed in the Hart area, where they raised their four children. Eileen also worked for Herff Jones in Lewiston, Minn., for 35 years. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Hart as well as the ladies aid there.
Eileen is survived by four children: Diane (Garry) Ronnenberg of Rushford, Donna (Wes) Bussell of Eyota, Minn., Marcia (Tim) Tews of Lewiston, Minn., and Bruce (Joy) Eggert of Winona, Minn.; 12 grandchildren: Tara King, Cori Ronnenberg, Heath (Jenny) Ronnenberg, Brent (Sara) Bussell, Erin (Bruce) Guenther, Amanda (Adam) Rabe, Jarod Tews, Jamie (Beth) Tews, Jeanna (John) Ellinghuysen, Brian Eggert, Jodi Eggert and Brad Eggert; 20 great-grandchildren, one brother, Arlan (Elnora) Hildestad of Rochester, Minn.; two sisters: Marlys (Richard) Pianin of Irvine, Calif., and Carol (Dick) Nelson of Osakis, Minn.; and by a sister-in-law, Anita (Melvin) Brand of Rushford.
She was preceded in death by her husband; three sisters: Harriet, Olive and Lucille; and by a son in infancy.
The family prefers memorials directed to St. John’s Lutheran Church in Hart.
Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. on Wednesday, November 15, at Hoff Funeral Service in Rushford. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, November 16, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Hart, Minn., where there will also be a one hour visitation prior to the service. Burial will be at St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery in Hart.
The family would like to thank Mayo Clinic Hospice and the Good Shepherd Lutheran Home for all of the wonderful care given to their mother.