Iver Eggenberger Obituary
Iver Eggenberger, 92, of Lake City, passed away Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017 at the Mayo Clinic Health System - Lake City Care Center.
Iver was born Dec. 7, 1924 in Lake City to John and Lillian (Burfeind) Eggenberger.
Iver grew up in Lake City and graduated from Lincoln High School. He served in the Army as a mess sergeant in the 488th Light Pontoon Engineering Unit during WW II. On Jan. 12, 1946, Iver married June Olson at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Lake City. After they were married they lived in Lake City. Iver worked as a foreman at Di-Acro for 27 years, retiring in 1984. He and his brother Rod owned and operated a painting business for many years in Lake City. He also worked as a basketball referee in the southeast Minnesota area for over 20 years. Iver was an active member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, serving as president of St. John’s Church Board and St. John’s Cemetery Board. He also served as a Rochester Basketball Officials president, Lake City Cable Board and was a life member and past commander of the Lake City VFW Post 8728 and a member of American Legion Post 110. Iver was an avid sports fan and cribbage player. Most of all he enjoyed spending time with his friends and family.
Iver is survived by his four sons, Gary (Jeanne) of Charles City, Iowa, James (Deanna) of Boca Raton, Fla., Lee (Sharon) of Lake City and Todd (Polly) of Shorewood, Minn.; daughter, Laneova of Clarkston, Wash.; 19 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Rod (LaVonne) of Lake City. He was preceded in death by his wife, June, daughter, Ardis Eggenberger, one sister, Ardis, five brothers, Dallas, Harley, Dick, Arvid and Virgil Eggenberger.
A funeral service will be held Saturday, Oct. 14, at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Lake City with Rev. Nathan Cordes officiating. Burial will be in St. John’s Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, Oct.13, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Mahn Family Funeral Home, Anderson-Peterson Chapel in Lake City. Friends may also call one hour before the service at the church on Saturday. Memorials are preferred to St. John’s Lutheran Church and St. John’s Cemetery. Online condolences may be placed at www.mahnfamilyfuneralhome.com.