Walter Marion Eggleston died Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, at his home in Lincoln, Nebraska. He reached his goal of becoming a centurion. He was born July 8, 1920, to Ora and Dora (Wieters) Eggleston in Lewistown, Montana. In 1923, the family moved back to their previous home in South Dakota.
Walter joined the Navy during WWII and was discharged in 1945. In 1947 he married Wilma A. Rokusek in Denver, Colorado. They farmed in South Dakota for 10 years before moving back to Denver where they lived in and loved the mountain country. After retirement they moved to the Eckert and Cedaredge area. Walter was an avid motorcycle rider until the age of 81. In 2005 they moved to Lincoln, Nebraska, to be near family.
He is survived by his wife of 73 years, Wilma A. (Rokusek) Eggleston; son Ron W. Eggleston (Roberta) of Arvada, Colorado; daughter Lynda S. Davis (Ed) of Lincoln, Nebraska; sister Dorothy M. Huls, Orlando, Florida; nieces and nephews. He had four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
A rosary will be said at 7 p.m. at Butherus, Maser and Love funeral home on Sept. 16, 2020. Funeral will follow at 10 a.m. Sept. 17, 2020, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Lincoln, Nebraska. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Joseph’s Catholic School.