David Karl Eggert
February 14, 1947 – September 2, 2020
On the evening of September 2nd 2020, Dave was called home by God and passed away peacefully at his up-north home on Legend Lake. A loving husband, supportive dad, and joyous grandpa, Dave will be dearly missed by his wife Nancy of 48 years, son Kevin and his wife Crystal, as well as his cherished grandson Aiden. Dave is also survived by his sister-in-law Eileen, nephew Zach, niece Katie and numerous cousins. He was preceded in death by parents Harold and Ramona Eggert as well as his brother Dan. Dave loved any chance he could get to go fishing with family or friends and was often found tinkering with fishing equipment or making lures. He was most happy drifting around Lake Winnebago in the boat with his son and grandson in pursuit of walleyes or perch. While retired for several years, he was accomplished in a number of disciplines having never been one to just punch a time clock. Over the course of his life, Dave was a business owner, salesman, plumber, auctioneer, appraiser, caterer, landlord, and had a hand in a number of other entrepreneurial ventures along the way. As a young man, Dave was an eagle scout, was active in the Civil Air Patrol, competed in PRCA rodeos, had a brief stint playing football for the Manitowoc Chiefs, and enjoyed the outdoors by hunting and fishing. At a couple points during his life, Dave took part in automobile racing by competing at both 141 speedway in Francis Creek and WIR in Kaukauna. He later took an active roll in helping his son Kevin race BMARA and USAC midgets and sprint cars, and later supported Kevin’s asphalt super late model racing. He shared in creating long time memories of trips across the Midwest, racing and chasing adventures from state to state and race track to race track. Later in life, Dave had battles with both leukemia and later lymphoma. Both times, he fought and overcame his health scares to return to a clean bill of health and always kept an optimistic and positive outlook on life. He could not have been any more proud of his grandson Aiden and lived for the time he was able to spend with him. Dave was steadfast in his Christian faith and found comfort in knowing that this life was only a pathway to his eternal life in heaven. Dave is now reunited with those he had lost in this life and is able to live with them again in their heavenly home. We will always remember Dave’s love for his family, his humor, his supportive and helping nature, and his way of giving comfort to those in times of trouble. He is no longer suffering from the pain in his knees or back and walks freely in the house of the Lord without the need of a cane. We are saddened that he left us too soon in this life, but take comfort in knowing that one day we will be with him again.
Private memorial services are pending and will be announced at a later time.
For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep. - 1 Thessalonians 4:14
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