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Melvin A. Eggimann

August 5, 1927 ~ November 25, 2018 (age 91)

Melvin A. Eggimann, 91, formerly of Cape Girardeau passed away Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018 at Legends Assisted Living in Tulsa, OK.

 He was born Aug. 5, 1927 in Cape Girardeau County near Gordonville.  The son of the late Elmer and Ernestine Neusbaum Eggimann.  He and Anna Lee Phillips were married Oct. 11, 1953 at Hanover Lutheran Church in Cape.  She passed away on Oct. 31, 1997.

Melvin grew up on a farm outside of Whitewater, he served in the Army during the Korean war.  He came home and started farming before working for KFVS radio and TV and then Harris Truck and Trailer where he retired.  He enjoyed vegetable gardening, woodworking, tool collecting and rock polishing.  Melvin was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Cape the VFW  post 3838 and American Legion post 63.

 Loving survivors include a daughter, Donna Decker (John) of Tulsa, two sons Keith (Deidre) Eggimann of Tulsa and Scott Eggimann of Portland, OR, two brothers Glen Eggimann of Jackson and Ray (Della) Eggimann of Florissant, MO along with nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

 In addition to his parents and wife he was preceded by a brother Farrell Eggimann.

 Friends may call Sat. Dec. 1, from 11 am – 1 pm at McCombs Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau.

Funeral service will be Sat. at 1 pm with Pastor Dan Maske officiating.

Interment will follow in Cape County Memorial Park in Cape, with full military honors.

Memorials may take the form of contributions to the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau

Local arrangements by McCombs Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau.


Donations may be made to:

MVH (Missouri Veterans Home) Foundation
Attn: Kristen Pind, Volunteer Services, 2400 Memorial Drive, Cape Girardeau MO 63701
Tel: 1-573-290-5870
Web: https://mvc.dps.mo.gov/homes/capegirardeau.php


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