The Cedar Rapids Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa; September 22, 1987
Ben Eggers, 83, died Sunday night in Keystone Nursing Care Center following a long illness. He owned and operated Eggers' Cafe for more than 40 years and was secretary of the Keystone Fire Department for 45 years.. Survivors include a son, Allan of Cedar Rapids; three daughters, Barbara DeKlotz of Cedar Rapids, Cynthia Jennings of Independence and Catherine Fintel of St. Louis; a brother, Raymond of Cedar Rapids; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.. Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday, St. John Lutheran Church. Burial: Keystone Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. today at Fellmet's.
"The Belle Plaine Union," Belle Plaine, IA; Wednesday, September 30, 1987
KEYSTONE-Funeral services were held Wednesday, Sept. 23, at 11 a.m. for Ben Eggers, 83, at St. John Lutheran Church, Keystone. The Rev. Melvin Thur officiated. Eggers died Sunday, Sept. 20, 1987, at the Keystone Nursing Care Center following a long illness..
Burial was in the Keystone Cemetery..Born in Keystone, April 24, 1904, he was the son of William and Emma Junge Eggers. He attended school in Keystone where he owned and operated Eggers Cafe for many years..
He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Keystone Turners, and the Keystone Volunteer Fire Department for over 40 years..
He was preceded in death by his parents and wife..He is survived by one son, Allen, Cedar Rapids; three daughters, Barbara DeKlotz, Cedar Rapids; Cynthia Jennings, Independence, and Catherine Fintel, St. Louis, Mo.; 10 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and one brother, Raymond, Cedar Rapids.
"The Belle Plaine Union," Belle Plaine, IA; Wednesday, May 8, 1963
Emma Eggers funeral services held on May 3
KEYSTONE - Funeral services were held Friday, May 3, at 1:30 p.m., for Emma Eggers, who died of cancer at St. Luke's hospital in Cedar Rapids Wednesday, May 1, at 6 a.m. She had been ill for five weeks. Rev. Otto Nuechterlein conducted the services at St. John Lutheran church, Keystone. Burial was in the Keystone cemetery..
The deceased was born on Oct. 10, 1882, the daughter of Hans and Gesche Junge in Germany. On March 11, 1903, she was married to William Eggers in Kane township. The couple lived on a farm near Keystone and in 1913 they moved to Keystone. She was a member of St. John Lutheran church. Survivors include two sons, Ben Eggers, Keystone, and Raymond Eggers, Cedar Rapids, five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband on April 4, 1952..Pallbearers for the funeral were Rudy Homire, Ed Junge, Henry Junge, Jr., Henry H. Junge, Art Hennings and Louie Junge.
"The Belle Plaine Union," Belle Plaine, IA; Wednesday, April 9, 1952
Wm. Eggers Rites Held Monday.. Was Prominent in Church and Civic Affairs
Jurgen William Eggers
KEYSTONE - William Eggers, 76, passed away at his home Friday afternoon following a lingering illness the past year..
He was born June 1, 1875, in Kane township. On March 11, 1903 he was married to Emma June in the home of her parents. The couple farmed in Kane township until 1914, when they moved to Keystone where Mr. Eggers engaged in the implement business until 1930, when he opened the Eggers' cafe. In 1946 he turned the business over to his son, Ben, the present owner..
Mr. Eggers was a member of St. John's Lutheran church, taking an active part in anything connected with the church and serving as trustee for many years..
During his business career, he served on the town council, the school board and Commercial club. He helped promote all civic affairs for the betterment of the community..
Surving are his wife and two sons, Bennie Eggers of Keystone and Raymond of Waterloo; five grandchildren and one great grandchild; one brother, John Eggers, of Long Beach, Calif..
Services were held Monday afternoon at 1:30, April 7, from St. John's Lutheran church with short services preceding in the home by his pastor the Rev. A.W. Brauer. Singers were: Harlan Meyer and Donald Oehlerich, with Mrs. Milo Offt, organist..
Pallbearers were: Herman Franzenburg, Henry Stein, Pete Scheel, Carlos Schenken, Alfred Bockholt and Philip Feuerbach. Burial was in the Keystone Cemetery..
Following services members of the Ladies Aid served lunch to relatives and friends in the basement of the church.
"The Belle Plaine Union", Belle Plaine, Iowa; Wednesday, July 31, 1963
Marie Eggers, Keystone, dies at St. Luke's
KEYSTONE -- Funeral services will be held Thursday, Aug. 1, at 1:30 p.m. from St. John Lutheran church in Keystone for Mrs. Ben (Marie) Eggers, Keystone, who died at St. Luke's hospital in Cedar Rapids Monday, July 29. The cause of death was due to a blood clot on the lung and other complications.
Mrs. Eggers was born to Bert and Ethel Mae England on June 22, 1909, in Benton county. On Aug. 27, 1929, she was united in marriage to Ben Eggers in Keystone. She devoted a lot of her time to being a housewife and working in the cafe that the Eggerses owned.
She was a member of St. John Lutheran church in Keystone.
Survivors include her mother, Mrs. Ethel England, Belle Plaine; her husband, Ben Eggers, Keystone; four children, Barbara DeKlotz, Newhall, Allan B. Eggers, Cedar Rapids, Cynthia Eggers and Kathy Eggers, at home; one sister, Mrs. Charles Stelcik, Belle Plaine, one brother, DeWitt England, Princeton, Wis.; and five grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father and one brother.
Rev. Ott Nuechterlein, pastor of St. John Lutheran church in Keystone, will officiate the services.
Benton Star Press; February 26, 2003
Raymond W. Eggers Sr., 95, a resident of Willow Gardens Care Center in Marion, formerly of Cedar Rapids, died Monday, Feb. 24, 2003, at St. Luke's Hospital. Services are 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, 2003, at Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Marion by the Rev. Del Bear. Graveside services are 2 p.m. Thursday at Keystone Cemetery, Keystone. Survivors include his son, Raymond Eggers Jr. and wife Deb, Marion; a grandson, Raymond William Eggers III, Marion; and four nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Grace; a brother, Ben Eggers; and a grandson, Joshua Scanlon.
"The Keystone Bulletin", Keystone, Iowa; Thursday, November 13, 1919
Rolf Eggers, father of Wm. Eggers of Keystone, died at his home in California and the remains were interred in the cemetery at Newhall last Thursday. Mr. Eggers made his home in Benton county for many years and was well known to a great many of the older residents in this community.