Dennis Eggers


June 12, 1940 - November 11, 2019


Dennis Eggers, 79, of Corsica, SD, passed away Monday, November 11, 2019, at his home after a brief battle with cancer.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10:30 AM Monday, November 18, at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Corsica. Burial will be at 2:00 PM Monday at Graceland Cemetery in Mitchell. Visitation is 5-8:00 PM Sunday, November 17, with a 7:00 PM prayer service at Our Savior Lutheran Church. Arrangements are by Bittner Funeral Chapel in Mitchell.

Dennis E. Eggers was born June 12, 1940, in Douglas County, SD to Harry and Eileen (Magonegil) Eggers. He attended country school and graduated from Corsica High School. Dennis married Valores Olawsky on July 3, 1961, at First Lutheran Church in Mitchell.  Through the years he worked for the State Highway Department, Hormels, Corsica Livestock, Spaans Trucking, CHS Farmers Alliance, and most recently was employed the past 12 years at the Good Samaritan Society.

Den’s hobbies included fishing, hunting, watching Twins baseball, and checking out the latest Saturday auction sale.

He’s survived by his wife of 58 years, Valores Eggers, Corsica; his 3 daughters, Lisa Petersen (Craig Tischler),Mitchell, Denise (Roger) Plooster, Sioux Falls and Darci Eggers, Portland OR; 5 grandchildren, Jeremy (Andi) Petersen, Ryan (Gretchen) Petersen, Trent (Kayla) Plooster all of Sioux Falls, Taryn (Freddy) Flanagan of Mitchell and Brynn (Adam) Hoesing of Viborg; 9 great-grandchildren; Addison, Kinley and Maddyn Petersen, Reese Flanagan, Quinn Petersen, Drake and Brexton Plooster , and Brooklyn and Hudson Hoesing; his siblings, Jim(Jan) Eggers, Corsica, Rod (Lynda) Eggers, Armour, Kathy Eggers, Mitchell, Tom (Lori) Eggers, Sioux Falls, and Deb Eggers, Sioux Falls.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Bernie.

Memorials may be directed to the Douglas County Pink ladies (1109 Dobson Ave, Armour, SD 57313) or Our Savior Lutheran Church in Corsica.


Sunday, November 17, 2019
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
7:00 PM Prayer Service

Our Savior Lutheran Church
260 East 4th St
Corsica, SD 57328


Monday, November 18, 2019
Our Savior Lutheran Church
260 East 4th St
Corsica, SD 57328


2:00 PM Graveside Service

Graceland Cemetery
600 West 23rd Ave
Mitchell, SD 57301

Posted by Natalie Holstein on November 17, 2019
Such a kind man Got to see Denny this past year as back working at the home. Deepest sympathy.
Posted by Judy Fischer on November 15, 2019
So glad we had time in the clinic to visit. Such a nice man. Sending our love.
Posted by Ramona (Strand) Hirsch on November 15, 2019
As former long ago...I remember my Dad coming home one day with his shirt all torn and his chest cut and bleeding. He said that a bull had taken him down and was rolling him on the ground. He said that Dennis distracted the bull so Dad could escape. God puts people across our paths and I am thankful for Dennis being in the right spot at the right time! Thanks for being great neighbors. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Posted by Craig and Linda Friedrich on November 15, 2019
Denise and family. So sorry for your loss. Cherish the memories you have all made through the years., our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Posted by Sandy Scholten on November 15, 2019
I appreciate the kindness Denny showed during my late husband, Don's, illness. My sincere sympathy goes out to Valores and the Eggers' family.
Posted by Vickie Schleicher on November 15, 2019
My heartfelt condolences Denise
Posted by Dawn Abbott on November 15, 2019
Wish we would have made it out more often for visits. Good memories. Hugs for you all. Love ya!
Posted by Kimberley Aubrey on November 14, 2019
You’re all in my thoughts and prayers. Sending love and light to you all
Posted by Meegers on November 14, 2019
I sure have great memories of Mr Eggers!!! His spirit lives on in his beautiful girls and all his grand/great kids!! He was a hoot!!
Posted by Christa Eggers Steinkamp on November 14, 2019
I will alway remember Uncle Denny when we play corn hole and how he loved to beat everyone at the game. I will always think of him driving under the speed limit to save gas.
Posted by Jamie Fenicle on November 14, 2019
I will forever remember Uncle Den for his witty comments and how much he loved fishing. He and Valores were the punch servers at my wedding and we will always remember their smiling faces as everyone walked in to the reception. They were a great pair to choose for that job. Love to all!
Posted by Arlou and Vernon on November 14, 2019
So glad I visited with Dennis and Valores in October, 2019. Our thoughts and prayers with the family
Posted by Bob & Esther Henry on November 14, 2019
We were glad to have seen you all when we were on out way to Omaha. You are in our thoughts.
Posted by Delbert Hiemstra on November 13, 2019
Had the privilege of working with Dennis at Hormel's in Mitchell SD. What wonderful experiences we had. Rest in Peace Dennis!
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