Farrell Eggimann

Thursday, February 13, 2003

MARINE, Ill. -- Farrell A. Eggimann, a resident of Marine who grew up on a cattle farm at Whitewater, died Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2003, at St. Joseph Hospital in Highland, Ill. He was 70.

He was born March 25, 1932, in Cape Girardeau, the son of Elmer and Earnestine Nusbaum Eggimann. He married Lulla May Allen on Dec. 31, 1960, at Jackson. She survives.

He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Afterward he worked as a mechanic in St. Louis for over 45 years. After retiring, he owned the Marine Bar and Grill. He also owned and raced stock cars in the late 1950s and early 1960s. He was a member of the United Church of Christ of Marine and Machinists Local 777 in St. Louis.

He also is survived by two sons, Curtis R. Eggimann and Cletis L. Eggimann, both of Marine; and three brothers, Melvin A. Eggimann of Cape Girardeau, Glen P. Eggimann of Jackson and August Ray Eggimann of Florissant, Mo.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two daughters born prematurely.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Marine and from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at New McKendree United Methodist Church in Jackson.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the church with the Rev. John H. Rice officiating.

Burial will be at Russell Heights Cemetery in Jackson.