Obituary for Norman E Eggers

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Norman E Eggers

March 17, 1920 - January 12, 2016

Norman E. Eggers, age 95, passed away peacefully on Tuesday morning, January 12, 2016 at the Hoosier Village Retirement Center in Indianapolis. He was a resident of Brown County and former resident of Franklin.

Norman was born in Robertsdale on March 17, 1920, to the late Charles E. and Caroline M. (Buehler) Eggers. He was a 1937 graduate of George Rogers Clark High School in Hammond and went on to earn a degree in Business Administration from Indiana University. Upon graduation, Norman joined the United States Navy where he was a First Lieutenant serving as a pilot in World War II.

Norman married Mary Louise (Vandivier) on June 6, 1943 in Franklin. She preceded him in death on September 8, 2014 after 71 devoted years of marriage. Together they raised three children, Dick Eggers of Johnson County, Penny (Mitchel) Wald of Baltimore, MD and Molly (Tom) Rizol of Los Gatos, CA. He will be remembered by his grandchildren, Chelsea (Cyril Emery) Wald, Jacob Wald, Dylan, Jagger and Ellie Rizol.

Norman was preceded in death by siblings, Charles "Todd" W. Eggers and Richard "Dick" R. Eggers.

He retired in 1980 as a Sales Manager with the Detroit Diesel Division of Allison Transmissions in Indianapolis. Norman's memberships included: the Morgantown United Methodist Church, Habitat for Humanity in Brown County, Johnson County Sherriff's Horse Patrol and the Tennessee Walking Horses. Norman was also a Beta Theta Pi Fraternity member. He retired in Brown County where he enjoyed horseback riding and tending to his property. Norman also enjoyed reminiscing of his days playing football for Indiana University.

The Rev. Jill Howard will conduct a Celebration of Life service at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 23, 2016 at the Morgantown United Methodist Church, 20 E. Washington St. in Morgantown. Friends may call from noon until service time on Saturday at the Church. Services have been entrusted to Meredith – Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center in Morgantown. Refreshments will be served in the church annex following the service for family and friends to socialize.

Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of Norman to Brown County Habitat for Humanity, PO Box 260, Nashville, IN 47448 or the Brown County Humane Society, PO Box 746 Nashville, IN 47448 or the Morgantown United Methodist Church, PO Box 226, Morgantown, IN 46160.

Condolences may be made to the Eggers family at

Information: (812) 597-4670


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Born: March 17, 1920
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Joe and Ruth Waggener posted on 1/1/00

Dear Family of Norm and Mary Louise, We recently learned of Norm's passing, and want you to know how much we have appreciated our Cousin's Gathering experiences with Norm and Mary Louise at their place and at the Briar Patch. (note to Penny): Our daughter, Karin Admiraal and her family live in Towson, not so far from you. You may remember that my grandmother was Edith Mullendore Waggener, a sister to Ruth Mullendore Sandiver. Anyhow, we thank God for the loving kindness Norm and Mary Louise, and your whole family displayed in their lives on this earth. Sincerely, Joe and Ruth


Jan Jones-Reichel posted on 1/1/00

Molly and family, I am so very sorry to hear about your dad's passing. It is so very hard, I lost my dad July 11, 2015. I have lots of fond memories of you Molly and I playing as kids. Please know that the Jones family is keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers. Jan


Martha Cutsinger Stoelting posted on 1/1/00

Dear Penny, Dick, and Molly, I have many fond memories of your Dad from growing up in Franklin and later when we would see each other. What a great guy! Wish I could come down Saturday but our oldest daughter has been very ill and we are wedded to Syracuse for the time being. Hugs to you all at this time.