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Morris Eggert, 87, Beaver Dam

November 28, 2018

Morris L. Eggert, 87, Beaver Dam, passed away Nov. 23, 2018, at his home.

Morris was born in 1931 in Beaver Dam, graduated from Beaver Dam High School in 1950, and married Betty Vredeveld on Aug. 30, 1954.

Morris served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War and went on to work at various places, including John Deere Horicon Works and as a welder at MetalFab before his retirement.

For much of his life, he enjoyed finding a good bargain at an auction, spending time outdoors deer hunting, and he especially loved ice fishing. There was always a lot of venison and fish on the dinner table. He loved to tinker in his garage and always seemed to have the know-how and scrap piece of something to fix whatever needed fixing. Later in life, he enjoyed reading a good western at his kitchen table while watching the birds and wildlife in his backyard, which he fed religiously. He enjoyed cooking and made his famous deviled eggs for every family event and he never missed cheering on the Badgers and Packers. Morris was not a big fan of change and lived in his home for 63 years until the time of his death.

Morris was preceded in death by his wife, Betty in 2002; his mother, Florence in 1987; and his sister, Joanne in 1948.

He is survived by his children, Joan (Robert) Kraft of Madison, Robert (Mary) Eggert of Sheboygan and Pam (Price) Widen of Verona; and grandchildren, Eric (Renee) Kraft and Michele Kraft.

Memorials may be made to the Friends of the Beaver Dam Community Library. He was a voracious reader who loved his weekly trips to the library.

Visitation with the family will be held at Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam on Sunday, Dec, 2, from 11-11:45 a.m. with a brief memorial service at 11:45 a.m., immediately followed by military honors conducted by Beaver Dam American Legion Post 146 at the funeral home. Inurnment will be at Highland Memory Gardens in the town of Trenton.

Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at koepsellfh.com.

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