MOUNT PULASKI -- Lloyd Dean Eggers, 82, of Springfield and formerly of Mt. Pulaski, Illinois, passed away on December 22, 2018 in Wauwatosa Wisconsin with his daughter and family by his side.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William “Osee” and Mary Naomi (Sullender) Eggers; his eight elder siblings, Vera “Dolores”, William Harry, George Marshall, Richard Max, Mildred Evelyn, Willard Elyn, Charles Wendell, and Robert Eugene; his wife, Deloris (Durbin) Eggers who passed in 1984, and his daughter, Shari (Eggers) West who passed in 2016. He is survived by his daughter, Terres (Rodney) Eggers Van Bibber of Wauwatosa, Wisconsin and 5 grandchildren Patrick Van Bibber (Wauwatosa), Emily Van Bibber (Chicago), Thomas Van Bibber(Durham), Catie Van Bibber (Wauwatosa), and Austin West (Chicago) and a son-in-law Randy West of Illiopolis, Illinois. He is also survived by Patricia Mary O’Kane Eggers of Springfield, who he married on December 30, 1989 and loved dearly.
Lloyd was born on May 24, 1936 in Toledo, Illinois. He was a star Cumberland High School basketball player nicknamed “Bat” due to his tremendous wingspan. Lloyd earned a full ride to play basketball at the University of Illinois, also lettering in baseball. He was a U.S. Army veteran and earned the opportunity to play basketball throughout Europe. Lloyd received his Master’s Degree from the University of Illinois and taught science and driver’s education at Mt. Pulaski High School for many years.
Lloyd was an active member of Springfield First United Methodist Church; his IBT Sunday School class was his second family. Lloyd loved the outdoors, showed his young family the country camping, and was an extremely hard worker, refusing to give up be it in sports or his fight with brain cancer.
Memorial services will be held at Springfield First United Methodist Church at 5:00 P.M. Wednesday, January 2, 2019. Visitation will take place two hours prior to the service from 3:00-5:00. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Springfield First United Methodist Church – Lloyd Eggers Memorial.