Louise Johanna Egger

Posted September 20, 2012 at 11:19 am


July 8, 1917 – Sept. 10, 2012

Louise Johanna Egger, age 95, died peacefully Sept. 10, 2012 at the Monticello Nursing and Rehab Center.

  Services were held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 14, 2012 at the United Church of Monticello, with burial in Oakwood Cemetery.  Rev. Edwin Moreano officiated at the services.  Friends called from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012, at Goettsch Funeral Home, Monticello. 

  Louise Eiben was born July 8, 1917 to Eibo F. and Johanna Gesine (Fehners) Eiben of Castle Grove Township, west of Monticello.  She was baptized and confirmed at S.S. Peter and Paul Lutheran Church.  Her early education was in a one-room school near her home.  She graduated from Monticello High School in 1935.  In 1937, she married Herman Egger from rural Hopkinton.  They lived on the family farm and raised five daughters:  Marlene (Alan) Meeker, Marion; Arlene (Richard) Hanssen and Phyllis (Don) Tapken of Monticello; Rose (Dennis) Killinger of Tampa, Fla.; and Joyce (Scott) Hornstein of Huxley.

  Louise was preceded in death by her husband, Herman, on Sept. 26, 2000; an infant daughter, Jean Lois; all of her eight Eiben siblings, and a nephew and niece.

  To cherish her memory are her five daughters; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family.

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