Obituary

Stanley M. Eagan of Valparaiso, IN, died on August 22, 2013.  He is survived by his wife, Delores J. (Heffernan) Eagan of Valparaiso, IN, his daughter & son-in-law, Kathleen and David Axtell of Minneapolis, MN, and his son, Nathan Eagan of Indianapolis, IN.  Stan was a much loved husband, father, brother, uncle, and friend.  He will always remain in the hearts of many people that he touched with his life.  Stan was steady, deliberate, kind, generous, and thoughtful.  His dry humor and playfulness was a blessing to us all.

Stan was born on June 16, 1944, in Gideon, MO, the son of Charles Edgar and Thelma (Carpenter) Eagan.  After graduating from Campbell High School in Campbell, MO, he joined the army, serving his country in the Signal Corps from 1963-66.  He married Dee on October 21, 1973 in Valparaiso, IN.  He had a knack for his work as an electronic technician, retiring in April 2012 from 43 years of work at ArcelorMittal Steel.  Stan was an avid reader, loved to fish, and was a canny poker player. 

Services for Stan include visitation at Moeller Funeral Home, 104 Roosevelt Rd, Valparaiso, IN on Sunday, August 25 from 2 to 6 pm.  His funeral will be held at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1700 Monticello Park Drive, Valparaiso, IN on Monday, August 26 at 1 pm, preceded by one hour of visitation.  In lieu of flowers, it would have given Stan great satisfaction for you to make a donation to the Immanuel Lutheran Food Pantry, Valparaiso University Athletic Program, or a charity of your choice, and if you really knew Stan, a well-placed poker bet would be satisfying, too. 

In addition to his wife and children, Stan is survived by his brothers Albert (Nui) Eagan of Bangkok, Thailand, Allan (Frieda) Eagan of Poplar Bluff, MO, and his sister Beth (Robert) Taylor of Squires, MO.  Also surviving are his mother-in-law, Dorathy Heffernan of Valparaiso, IN, brothers-in-law James Heffernan, Jr. of Jacksonville, FL, David (Peggy) Heffernan of Woodbridge, VA, and numerous nieces and nephews.  Stan is preceded in death by his parents and three sisters, Genevieve Jackson, Janis Osborne, and Doris Eagan.