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James D. “Jim” Eggerth, age 70 of Grey Eagle, passed away peacefully, on Saturday, December 18, 2021 at his home in Grey Eagle, Minnesota.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
James David Eggerth was born March 19, 1951 in Little Falls, Minnesota to Jerome and Irene (Rech) Eggerth. Jim quit school at 16 and joined the Job Corp. working in Kentucky and Wisconsin. He moved to Alaska for three years and worked on the fishing boats catching shrimp, crab, and halibut, and then returned to Minnesota. While working in Little Falls, he met the girl of his dreams and married Anita Zilka. The couple lived in Grey Eagle for six years and had two children. In 1981, they moved out to the country where he lived to this day. Jim worked at the Country Hearthside as head chef and later moved on to fabricating fire trucks in Sauk Centre. He retired in 2005 because of bad health, (COPD).
He enjoyed woodworking, playing games on the computer, sitting on the back deck enjoying nature, visiting with family, and telling good old stories.
Survivors include his wife, Anita Eggerth of Grey Eagle; children, Jamie (Marlea) Eggerth of Little Falls and Jennifer (Dave) Unger of Sauk Centre; grandchildren, Jason Eggerth of St. Cloud, Austin and Logan Eggerth of Little Falls, Jesse Wolbeck of South Dakota, and Sasha Unger of Sauk Centre; and brothers, Duane (Delores) Eggerth of Little Falls and Marvin (Bonnie) Eggerth of Burtrum.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Laverne Eggerth, Ronald Eggerth, and Frankie Eggerth; and nephew, Glendon Eggerth.
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