Obituaries for Surnames Beginning With "E"
Wabasha County, Minnesota

Marian Elgin
Theresa Eggenberger
William Eggenberger

03/22/1918 ~ 02/05/2001


Marian Margarete Elgin, age 82, of Plainview, died Monday, Feb. 5, 2001, at St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Wabasha. Her funeral was held Wednesday at Peace United Methodist Church of Plainview and Elgin with Pastor Lavern Johnson officiating. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery in Plainview. Honorary pallbearers were her six grandsons and one step-grandson. Schleicher Funeral Home in Plainview was in charge of arrangements.

Marian was born March 22, 1918, to Robert Lee and Ada Icena (Taylor) Russell in Plainview. Her mother lost her life that same year to the great Influenza Pandemic. Her father died in 1959. Marian graduated from High School in 1934 and from Nursing School in 1939. She was married briefly to Clement Francis Koska (now deceased) of Minneapolis and one daughter, Barbara Jean, was born to this union in 1943. Following her divorce she made her home with her father in Plainview. In 1958 she married John Andrew Elgin and two daughters, Mary Louise and Peggy Ann, were born to this union.

While her first daughter was young, Marian worked as a domestic helper for Mr. and Mrs.Walt Baldwin. She also mended ladies' silk stockings in the post-war period and did clothing alterations for Gillie Timm's Men's Store of Plainview. In 1949 Marian began working as an office nurse for Dr. D. G. Mahle in Plainview and remained with him for 19 years. She worked at the Hillcrest Nursing Home in Plainview from 1968-1974 and 1975-1981, operating as the Director of Nurses during the first period. She also worked with Home Health Care for several years. Friends and family remember her as a gifted seamstress, knitter, crafter, and baker of delicious cookies and sweet breads.

Marian's husband, John A. Elgin of Plainview, survives. Also surviving are two sisters: Eva Lou Scott of Northfield and Inez Dillon of Tucson, Arizona; three daughters: Barbara Koska (formerly Mrs. Richard) Timm of Cartersville, Georgia; Mary (Mrs. Bruce) Voskuil of Rochester; and Peggy (Mrs. Andrew) Miller of Byron; eleven grandchildren: Laura Smith, Kevin and Terry Timm, and Elizabeth Thomas and families, all of Cartersville, Georgia; Robert Timm and family of Charleston, SC; Craig Timm and family of Blairsville, Georgia; Jason and Sarah Voskuil of Rochester; and Drew, Bobby Jo and McKenzie Miller of Byron; nine great-grandchildren: one great-great-grandchild: two step-children: Jeannie (Mrs. Pete) Brundridge and John Elgin of Salem, Oregon; and one step-grandson: Justin Walker of Salem Oregon. Many church friends and former co-workers also mourn her passing.

Source: Written by her daughter, Barbara Koska Timm

Funeral Rites For Lifelong Resident Held on Saturday

Funeral services for Mrs. Theresa Mary Eggenberger, 62, were held at St. Mary's Church Saturday morning with Rev. Fr. M. Glynn officiating. Mrs. Eggenberger had been ill for some time and passed away at the Lake City hospital early Thursday morning, Sept. 9.

A life-long resident of Lake City, Theresa Mary Berg was born here December 26, 1880, the daughter of Mathew and Anna Berg. She married William Eggenberger, who preceded her in death about 15 years ago.

Surviving are one son, William H., at home; three daughters, Mrs. E. Heitman IMary), Lake City, Mrs. E. Haglund (Anna), Maiden Rock, Wis., and Mrs. C. Wisen (Elsie), St. Paul. Four brothers and two sisters also survive.

Interment was at St. Patrick's Cemetery, West Albany. Serving as pallbearers were Elmer Johnson, Joe McCormick, Charles Hayes, Fred Schmidt, Al Bergstrom and William Glanders.

Source: Family Newspaper Clippings
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Born 5/14/1877
Died Monday at Red Wing

Word has been received in this city of the death of Wm. Eggenberger. Death ovvured Monday morning as a result of an operation.

The deceased has been a resident of this city for several years and leaves a wife and children to mourn his loss. Up to about a ayear ago he had charge of the elevator section of the Tennant & Hoyt Milling Co. of this city.

Source: Lake City Graphic Feb. 19, 1918
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