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Samuel Frank Egger

February 24, 1927 ~ October 30, 2022 (age 95)
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Samuel Frank Egger, 95, died October 30, 2022 at Hearth and Home of Urbana, Ohio. Sam was born February 24, 1927 in Springfield, Ohio to Harry Otto Egger and Grace Merle (Mills) Egger as the 10th of 11 children. He graduated from Springfield High School, served in Germany as an Army medic under Gen. Patton at the end of WWII, and then returned to Springfield to care for his ailing mother. He used the GI Bill to matriculate at Wittenberg University (Class of 1950) and became a Phi Gamma Delta fraternity member. He became an accountant and later worked for 40 years at Speco. He was making a deposit at a local bank when he met Rachel, a teller at the time. They worked together for a short time and were married in 1952. They lived in Springfield together for 68 years. Both enjoyed traveling, Dachshunds, camping, and time with family. Sam in particular loved golf. Rachel & Sam were blessed with two sets of identical twins. Barb (Ric) Barnes of Ft. Wayne, IN; Nancy (Dale); Julia "Julie" Boldt of Spfld OH; Janet (Dave) Vorst of Florence KY. Rachel Joan (Smith) Egger preceded Sam in death in 2020. Their children say, "I'm blessed to have [Sam and Rachel] as parents, and I never had any doubt about their love for me." "My dad was an example for us all. He was caring, a gentleman, and people always said he was kind, agreeable, and always pleasant." Rachel was encouraging, determined, and a "can do" person." "If I could be half the parents my father [Sam] and my mother [Rachel] were, then I believe I did well."They are also survived by 14 grandchildren. Jeremy Barnes and his wife Theresa Bloemker of Cincinnati, OH, Melissa (John) Reynolds and Geoffrey (Paige) Barnes both of Columbus, OH and Natalee (Dustin) Kreimer of Batavia, OH; Chrissy; Drew; Chris Boldt (Lucy Sullivan) of St Paul, MN, David Boldt and his wife Jamie Rogers of Milford, OH, Brandon Boldt of Newport, MN; Alan Vorst, MD, of Orlando, FL; Luke (Christiana "Nana") Vorst of Lebanon, TN, Brent Vorst and his wife Lindsey Jagoe of Owensburo, KY, Jordan (Allison) Vorst and Stephanie Vorst, both of Cincinnati, OH; and 12 great-grandchildren. Those relatives residing in Springfield OH, include Sam's brother Robert “Bob” (Carolyn) Egger, niece Linda Egger, nephews Tim Egger, and Todd Egger. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 AM Friday in Grace Evangelical Luther Church. Burial is at Ferncliff Cemetery located in Springfield, OH. In lieu of flowers please donate in Sam’s name to GRACE EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH 1801 Saint Paris Pike Springfield, OH 45504. Condolences may be shared at www.jkzfh.com

 

 

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Services

Memorial Service
Friday
November 4, 2022

11:00 AM
Grace Evangelical Luther Church

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