Veteran Samuel Eagleson enjoyed hunting and fixing cars

Samuel J. Eagleson, 90, died Friday at St. Monica’s Senior Living. He was born in Milton, North Dakota, March 18, 1929, son of the late William and Jonena (Nee: Bergman) Eagleson.

During the Korean War, Samuel proudly served in the United States Army. On May 5, 1951 at St. Patrick Catholic Church, he married Theresa C. O’Sullivan who preceded him in death, October 28, 2006. Sam was a longtime employee of Johnson Furniture, retiring after thirty-seven years of service. He was a member of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church. Mechanically inclined, Sam enjoyed fixing cars, tinkering around the house, hunting and fishing. Above all, he cherished time with his family.

He will be dearly missed by his son-in-law, Bill Kerkman; his grandchildren,
Deana (Dave) Gervais of Milwaukee, WI, Brian (Cathy) Kerkman of Phoenix, AZ;
sister, Shirley (Floyd) Graveline; sisters-in-law, Marcia Eagleson, Nancy
Eagleson; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends. In addition
to his parents and wife he was preceded in death by his daughter, Marguerite
Kerkman; and siblings, Boyd, Bill, Lois and Violet.

Funeral services will be held at Maresh-Meredith & Acklam Funeral Home, 803 Main St., on Sunday, July 21st at 2 p.m. Private interment with full military honors will be held at Holy Cross Cemetery, Hwy 32. Relatives and friends may meet with the family on Sunday from 1 p.m. until time of service at 2 p.m.

Please send condolences to Maresh-Meredith & Acklam Funeral Home.