Eldon E. Eganhouse, 98, of Maquoketa, Iowa passed away on October 25, 2019 at Clover Ridge Place Retirement Community in Maquoketa, Iowa.
A Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, November 25, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Maquoketa, Iowa. A visitation will be held from 9:00 – 11:00 prior to the service. Burial will be in the Sacred Heart Cemetery. Lahey and Dawson Funeral Services is caring for the family at this time.
Eldon Edward was born to Albert and Helena (Hager) Eganhouse on September 11, 1921, on the family farm at LaMotte, Iowa, where he also grew up. Eldon served honorably and faithfully in the United States Army from 1944 - 1948 during the Battle of the Bulge. On October 28, 1950 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Ottumwa, Iowa, he married the love of his life, Elizabeth “Betty” White. They farmed near Cottonville, Iowa for 33 years then retired to Maquoketa, Iowa, in 1985.
Eldon was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. He served in the Lions Club for many years. Eldon enjoyed golfing and was a member of the Maquoketa Country Club.
Those left to cherish his memory are his sister, Imogene (Harold) Styer of Dubuque, Iowa; his brother, Roderick Eganhouse of Davenport, Iowa; his brother-in-law, David (Sharon) White of Manchaca, Texas; many nieces, nephews and cousins and long time friends, Barb and Gary Miller of Asbury, Iowa.
Eldon was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Betty, on February 6, 2011, two brothers, Allen (Marcy) Eganhouse and Omer Eganhouse and one sister, Mary Jane (Vincent) Lord.
In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorials may be made to Sacred Heart Catholic Church or Hospice of Jackson County, Inc.
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