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1/3/2013 Email this articlePrint this article 
Wayne R. “Smiley” Eggers
Wayne R. "Smiley" Eggers
Wayne R. "Smiley" Eggers, 74, of Preston died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, at the Alverno Nursing Home, Clinton.

A funeral service was held Monday, Jan. 7, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Preston.

Burial was in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Preston.

Law Jones Funeral Home, Preston, was in charge of the arrangements.

Wayne was born Sept. 1, 1938, in Preston to Ernest and Alverna Medinger Eggers. He graduated from Preston High School with the class of 1956.

He served in the United States Navy. Wayne married Rose L. Ready Sept. 23, 1967, in Preston.

Wayne worked at several manufacturing firms as a line worker.

He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Preston, AMVETS, the Lions Club and served on the Preston Fire Department. Wayne loved spending time with his family and friends. He also enjoyed following the Iowa Hawkeyes and the Chicago Bears and Cubs.

Wayne is survived by his wife; daughters, Shelly (David) Hoffman of Washington and Stacy (Kurt) Bormann of Preston; five grandchildren; a brother, Marvin Eggers of Missouri; and a nephew.

Wayne was preceded in death by his parents and three sisters-in-law.

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