Robert L. “Bob” Eggert, 89, of La Porte, Indiana, formerly of New Buffalo, passed away, Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at Aperion Care Arbors in Michigan City, Indiana.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 5:00 P.M. (EST) Thursday, May 18, 2017 at the New Buffalo American Legion Post #169, 19121 US 12, New Buffalo, MI with Rev. James King of Living Way Foursquare Church officiating. Military Rites and a time of fellowship until 8:30 P.M. (EST) will follow the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the family. Those wishing to sign Bob’s Memory Book online may do so at www.sommerfeldchapel.com.
Bob was born July 11, 1927 in Michigan City, INDIANA to Harry & Ella (Ahlstedt) Eggert. He graduated from New Buffalo High School, Class of 1945 and enlisted in the US Navy, serving active and reserve duty for ten years. Bob then joined the US Army to further his country. Bob worked for fifty-five years delivering fuel oil for Mobil Oil Co-op, delivering all hours of the day & night. He devoted his life to his work and to the VFW & American Legion of which he was a life member. He helped with nearly every fund raiser or activity which they held. On February 13, 1970, he married the former Betha Moveline Nichols in Benton Harbor. Bob was a life member of VFW #1137 in Benton Harbor & American Legion Post #169 in New Buffalo.
Bob is survived by his wife Betha, a son James Johnson of Niles, MI, five daughters-Margaret (Danny) Maitland of New Buffalo, Darlene (Danny) Duke of La Porte, Tina Peck & Alisa (Pat) Wood both of Michigan City, Christy Stillwell of La Porte; seventeen grandchildren; twenty-three great-grandchildren; and a cousin Ed (Ruth) Eggert of New Buffalo. He was preceded in death by his parents.