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Oscar Eggeson

Oscar F. Eggeson, age 93, of Overland Park, KS, and formerly of Quincy, died Thursday, May 18, 2017, at 3:10 am in Tall Grass Creek Center in Overland Park, KS.

Oscar Eggeson | Hansen-Spear Funeral HomeOscar was born May 23, 1923 in Quincy, Illinois, the son of Oscar F. and Lisette M.L. Bachman Eggeson. He married Virginia Witte, who preceded him in death. He then married Harriet Farmer. She also preceded him in death.

Oscar served in the United States Marines. While he was enlisted, he attended Colgate University in Colgate, NY, where he studied Business and Accounting. After his was honorably discharged, he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Washington University. Oscar was employed by Purina as an accountant for many years.

Survivors include: his sister, Donna Bowen of Quincy; and numerous nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.

In addition to his two wives, Oscar was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Gary Eggeson; a brother, Neal Eggeson; and a sister, Betty Nordgren.

Services: 11:00 a.m. Memorial Mass on Saturday May 27, 2017 at St. John’s Cathedral with Bishop Stephen Strawn officiating.

Burial: St. John’s Cathedral Columbarium, Quincy, Illinois

Memorials: St. John’s Cathedral or Great River Honor Flights


Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.

  1. Donna, I am sorry about your brother. I have not lost a brother as yet but I will times four.
    I am sure that the Lord our Savior will be with you during the next hard weeks.
    May God Bless you and the rest of the family,
    Much Love,

  2. I was Ozzie’s friend, a fellow veteran, from 2/18/16 for the rest of his life. I visited him every week, and we came to enjoy a very close relationship. A few months ago, my wife and I brought him a special lunch. He expressed his appreciation on several occasions for her thoughtfulness. For the last nine months, he never failed to thank me for my friendship when I left from a visit. During my visit this past Tuesday, the 16th, I recognized that his time in this world was very short. I sat on his bed and just held his hand. Before leaving, I leaned close and said this prayer:

    “Almighty God, look on this your servant, lying in great weakness, and comfort him with the promise of life everlasting, given in the resurrection of your son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.”

    I then said, “Ozzie, I love you.” He responded by making an inarticulate utterance, the first he had made during my visit.

    I believe my visits did more for me than for him for which I will always be grateful.


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