Adelaide Lydia ‘Addie’ ‘Mutch’ Eggers, age 97, of Cologne, passed away Friday, Jan. 6, 2017, at Marie Steiner Kelting Hospice House in Chaska.
She was born Jan. 23, 1919, in Mayer, the daughter of Ferdinand and Elisabeth (Hill) Schmidt. Adelaide was baptized Feb. 9, 1919, at Zion Lutheran Church in Mayer, by the Rev. F.W. Erthal; and confirmed in her faith April 9, 1933, at the same church.
Addie was united in marriage with William R. ‘Bill’ Eggers Oct. 22, 1939, at Zion Lutheran Church in Mayer, with the Rev. E. Schwandt officiating.
Addie and Bill operated a farm in rural Cologne, where Addie enjoyed all aspects of farming, especially caring for the chickens and calves. Canning fruits and vegetables from her huge garden was an annual event.
She was gifted with many talents, and her quick wit and sense of humor would always make you laugh. Addie played the organ, piano, and accordion by ear. Learning from her mother, who was a seamstress, she made her own patterns to sew clothing. She will be remembered for the braided rugs made from worn clothing.
Sudoku puzzles, Solitaire, and Tic Poker were her favorite games; “Wheel of Fortune” and “Dr. Phil” were her favorite TV shows. She monitored the weather through various sources, and recorded the daily conditions on her calendar.
Addie was very clean, organized, and meticulous about everything, which was evident in her perfect handwriting. She loved all animals, especially dogs, and was concerned for their welfare.
Addie will be remembered for her independence and strong will.
She is survived by her loving family: daughters Ruth (Dennis) Vinkemeier of Cologne, and Pearl (Chuck) Becklund of Waconia; grandchildren Kari Soeffker (special friend Rich Nifke) of St. Paul, Kurt (Sarah) Vinkemeier of Cologne, Brenda (Bobby) Oare of Plymouth, and Sarah (PJ) Burandt of Waconia; great-grandchildren Riley Soeffker, Taylor, Nicholas, and Luke Vinkemeier, Elizabeth Oare, and Dustin and Cheyenne Burandt; and numerous relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill; parents Ferdinand and Elisabeth Schmidt; brothers Walther (Ruth) Schmidt, and Martin (Eunice) Schmidt, and a brother in infancy; a sister, Ruth (Elmer) Domras; father-in-law and mother-in-law Gottfried and Alice Eggers; brother-in-law Martin (Hilda) Eggers; and sisters-in-law: Sophie (Lawrence) Schwarzkopf, Esther Rolf, and Hilda (Harry) Rolf.
Her funeral service took place Thursday, Jan. 12 at 11 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Benton Twp., rural Cologne, with the Rev. Eric Zacharias officiating. Interment was in the Zion Lutheran Cemetery.
There was visitation Wednesday, Jan. 11 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia; and Thursday one hour prior to the service at the church.
Casket bearers were Allen Eggers, Herman Eggers, Richard Eggers, Tim Eggers, Jeff Rolf, and John Rolf.
Arrangements were with the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia; www.johnsonfh.com.