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“Dear Mary Ellen, You have been in our prayers during this long journey with Bob and we want to express our deepest condolences to you and the girls....Read More »
1 of 21 | Posted by: John and Polly Lindsay Steve's sister-in-law and brother-in-law

“Mrs. Eggert, Andy and Becky, I am very sorry to learn of Mr. Eggert's passing. Though it is a blessing that he is no longer suffering, his...Read More »
2 of 21 | Posted by: Mike Van Domelen - Sherwood, WI

“Mrs. Eggert, Beckie, and Andi,I am so sorry for your loss. I have many fond memories of Mr. Eggert dating back to when Beckie and I were young kids....Read More »
3 of 21 | Posted by: Tricia & Shawn Brehmer - WI

“So sorry to here of Bob's passing. He shared his wisdom and guidance during the 12 years that we worked together at the UW-Oshkosh computer center....Read More »
4 of 21 | Posted by: James & Joyce Schmidt - NH

“So sad to hear of Bob's passing. Rest in peace Bob, you were one of a kind, The Best!!! ”
5 of 21 | Posted by: Tom Eggert

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. ”
6 of 21 | Posted by: Dan and Jan Cummings - Crosby, TX

“Marie and family....I was so saddened to read of Bob's passing. I got to know both Bob and Mary Ellen when they lived next door to my sister Barb...Read More »
7 of 21 | Posted by: Kathy Errington

“So very sorry to learn of Bob's passing. I had the honor of working with Bob and serving with him on a group of IT and user staff from Madison,...Read More »
8 of 21 | Posted by: Rick Hillman

“Mary Ellen, I am so sorry to hear about Bob's death. I prayed for you both daily, and will continue to do so. I am visiting my son and his family in...Read More »
9 of 21 | Posted by: Pat Riedl

“Dearest Andrea and Family. We at Avanir are so deeply saddened by your loss and the difficult year this has been for you all. We hope that the...Read More »
10 of 21 | Posted by: Avanir Family

“Dear MaryEllen,Becky,Andrea and family, I am so,sorry at the loss of your best friend,husband and father.He will be sorely missed. Bobis one of the....Read More »
11 of 21 | Posted by: Char Geenen

“Andrea, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time of loss. ”
12 of 21 | Posted by: Kimberly Taylor

“Dear Mary Ellen, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Bobs suffering is now over as he rests with our Lord. Wishing you all comfort. ”
13 of 21 | Posted by: Judy and Bud Koehnke

“My HE♡RT is breaking in your loss !! So sorry to hear this sad news of the passing of Bob. He has joined the ANGELS above & will be watching...Read More »
14 of 21 | Posted by: Bonnie & Rick Stoeger - Appleton, WI

“So sorry to hear about Bob's passing. We willsurely remember him in our prayers. Now he will be at peace. M. Feil ”
15 of 21 | Posted by: Marianne Feil - Appleton, WI

“My condolences to the Eggert family. Saddened to read of Bob's Passing I had the honor of playing football with Bob at Appleton West. He was one...Read More »
16 of 21 | Posted by: Jim Schulze - Fort Pierce, FL

“Mary Ellen and family, So sorry to hear of Bob's passing. I have so many good memories of Bob while spending time with your family during my...Read More »
17 of 21 | Posted by: Kari Plass - Combined Locks, WI


18 of 21 | Posted by: Kari Plass - Combined Locks, WI

“Mary Ellen so sorry to hear of the passing of Bob he was well liked and will be missed at our class of 58 monthly breakfast meeting. Bob Stevenson...Read More »
19 of 21 | Posted by: A friend

“Dear Betty and family, We are so sorry on the loss of your brother, Bob. Such a hardship for you, his wife, children and family. May his memory be...Read More »
20 of 21 | Posted by: Kate & Lew Del Gatto

“Bob was a very comfortable person to be with. We had many good times cooking dinners and playing cribbage with Bob and Mary. He will be missed. ”
21 of 21 | Posted by: Tom & Judy Oberweiser - WI


God took Bob home on Monday, April 3, 2017, ending his suffering from brain cancer. Bob passed away at Cherry Meadows, Appleton, with his family at his side. He was born on May 21, 1940, in Appleton, and was a life-long resident of Appleton. He grew up on Fremont Street in what was known as Appleton's 4th Ward, where everyone had a nickname. Bob was affectionately known as "Little Eggs", "Mohair" and "Thunder." He attended Zion Lutheran Elementary School, Roosevelt Junior High School and Appleton (West) High School where he excelled as an athlete. Bob earned a football scholarship to the University of Miami, where he was coached by Andy Gustafson and also Hank Stram, whom he very much admired. He played in several bowl games and was named Outstanding Lineman of the 1961 Liberty Bowl Game. Bob joined ROTC to serve his country and to help fund his education. He graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in 1962. Shortly after high school, Bob began dating Mary Ellen Bowers, whom he often described as the Love of his Life. They married on a freezing day, the 26th of January, 1963 at St. Joseph Catholic Church and immediately set off for Lawton, Oklahoma, where Bob served for two years in the U.S. Army as an artillery commander, attaining the rank of First Lieutenant. After returning to Appleton in 1965, Bob worked for American Can Company and learned computer coding from his brother, Bill. He eventually took a job in the administration at UW Oshkosh, where he worked until his retirement. During his career he was instrumental in implementing the on-line registration process and other projects marking the university's entry into the digital age. Following his retirement, he volunteered weekly at the St. Joseph Food Pantry. Bob loved to coach football and spent a few seasons mentoring young players as an assistant coach for the Pop Warner League, Appleton West and Xavier High Schools. But his biggest accomplishments were serving as a beloved husband to Mary Ellen; a mentor and father to his children, Andrea and Rebecca; and "Bupka" to his granddaughter Laura, and step-grandchildren, Alicia and Kyle. He also enjoyed all outdoor activities, including fishing, biking, cross country skiing, boating, golfing and kayaking. He is survived by his wife Mary Ellen (Bowers) Eggert, Appleton; his daughters Andrea Ellen (Kenneth) Formella, Trabuco Canyon, California, and Rebecca Ann (Andrew) Formella, Hartland, Wisconsin; his three grandchildren, Laura Ann McCann, Clemson, South Carolina; Alicia Marie (Jeshua) Pope and Kyle Joseph Formella, Lawrenceville, Georgia; his brothers, Bill (Karen) Eggert, Appleton; Steve (Myra) Eggert, Tampa, Florida; his sisters, Bette (Chuck) Kunitz, Appleton; Marie Schwarm, Lake City, Iowa; Ellen (Gary) Fiebelkorn, Mountain Home, Arkansas; and Amiee (Rich) Zirpel, Rhinelander, Wisconsin; and his sister-in-law, Carol Eggert, Appleton. Bob is further survived by his in-laws, Barb (Dick) Waldhart, Carol (Charlie) Pond, Joe (Patti) Bowers and Rick Bowers (special friend Lori); and 18 nieces and nephews. Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Herbert and Clara (Hammen) Eggert; his brother Mark Eggert; and his best friend, Carl Heimmermann. Bob's family has everlasting gratitude to the staff at Peabody Manor, Cherry Meadows and ThedaCare Hospice. Their loving and compassionate nursing care helped us all through Bob's last journey. The Funeral Liturgy will be at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 7 , 2017 at ST. JOSEPH CATHOLIC CHURCH, 310 W. Lawrence Street, Appleton, with Fr. Jim Leary, O.F.M., Cap. officiating. Friends may call directly at the church on Friday from 3:30 p.m. until the time of services. Entombment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Appleton. A memorial has been established in Bob's name to benefit The St. Joseph Food Pantry, ThedaCare Hospice Foundation, or Habitat for Humanity. Online condolences may be offered at www.wichmannfargo.com