Published: Thursday, June 6th, 2013
Myron Dale Eggers was born to Bill and Freda (Metzger) Eggers in Douglas County, S.D., Dec. 20, 1931. He graduated from Corsica (S.D.) High School and spent four years in the U.S. Air Force, serving on a B-29 in the Korean War.
Myron went on to graduate with a degree in accounting from the University of South Dakota. He worked for the Forest Service in Colorado, IRS in Yankton, S.D., and an accounting business in Corsica.
The family moved to a ranch north of Custer, S.D., in 1968, where he did ranching, real estate and insurance.
Myron was married to Joan (Burke) Eggers of Orient, S.D., for 57 years and they raised three sons: Mike, Pat and Dan; as well as two daughters: Terrie and Barb.
Myron was active in the VFW and served as post commander and enjoyed carrying the flag in the Gold Discovery Days parade. He was also active in Rotary, Naja Shriners, the Custer County Weed Board and Custer Lutheran Fellowship. He was a member of the South Dakota Aviation Hall of Fame. Myron’s joys were living in the Black Hills and ranching. He will be remembered for his great laugh and firm handshake.
Myron died May 24, 2013, at the Avera St. Mary’s Healthcare Center in Pierre, S.D. He was 81.
Myron was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Roland; two sisters, Marge Eggers and Carol Rysavy; and sister-in-law, Norene Eggers.
He is survived by his wife, Joan of Custer; sons, Mike (Sandy) Eggers of Brooklyn Park, Minn., Pat (Nancy) Eggers of Wyoming, Minn., Dan (Janell) Eggers of Harrisburg, S.D.; daughters, Terrie (Sean Foy) Eggers of Onona, Minn., and Barb (Todd) Pries of Eden Prairie, Minn.; eight grandchildren, Ryan, Leah, Brandon, Cody, Matt, Blake, Jonah, Rachel; brother, Bob Eggers of Corsica; sisters, Esther (Bob) Henry of Newcastle, Wyo., and Kay (Dick) Parker of Pierre; and brother-in-law, Joe Rysavy.
Memorial services were June 1 at Custer Lutheran Fellowship with Pastor Tom Opoien officiating. Committal services will be held at a later date at the Corsica Cemetery.
The family encourages memorials be given to either the Custer VFW youth programs or the Custer Lutheran Fellowship discretionary fund.
Written condolences may be made at www.mccollleyschapels.com.
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