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Roger J. Eggelstone(1923 - 2014)

Roger J. Eggleston, 90, of Iowa City died Monday, April 21, 2014, at his home.

A time for family and friends to remember Roger will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, May 1, 2014, at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service, where military honors will be provided at 6 p.m. Private family burial of his urn will take place at the Iowa Veterans Cemetery in Adel, Iowa at a later date. Online condolences may be sent for his family through the web at www.gayandciha.com.

Roger Jones Eggleston was born Nov. 28, 1923, in Waverly, Iowa the son of Leroy and Gertrude (Ward) Eggleston. Immediately following graduation from Waverly High School in 1941, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy during World War II, serving until 1945. He took great pride and joy in his Navy service. He returned to the Midwest where he attended and graduated from Central Missouri State University.

In 1957, Roger married Mildred Harmening in Des Moines, where they resided for five years before making Iowa City their permanent home. Roger was employed as an auditor for Standard Oil for 24 years. Before he officially retired, he had worked at the University of Iowa in the biochemistry department.

His family includes his wife, Mildred; their three children, Tom (Pam) Eggleston, of St. Clair Shores, Mich., Ann Eggleston, of Houston, and Amy (Kirk) Cox, of Des Moines; and four grandchildren, Ryan and Hailey Eggleston and Ben and Emily Cox. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Max, and his sister, Joyce.

In lieu of flowers, you made send a donation to Iowa City Hospice.

Funeral Home

Gay & Chia Funeral & Cremation
2720 Muscatine Avenue Iowa City, IA 52240
319-338-1132

Published in Waverly Democrat from Apr. 29 to May 6, 2014
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