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Walter Dietrich Christian Eggers W.D. Eggers of Morrison, son of Christian and Helena Eggers, was born May 9, 1916 in Fairmont, Oklahoma. He departed this life on Friday, March 7, 2014 at his Morrison home. He married Berdella Heitfielt on July 10, 1941. She departed this life on September 5, 1967. He married Virginia A Maine, July 22, 1972 at the Christ Lutheran Church in Perry, Oklahoma. Walter was baptized and confirmed in Zion Lutheran Church in Fairmont. He attended Fairmont Lutheran School from the first grade through the eighth grade. He was a member of the 4H, National Youth Foundation and exhibited livestock at the American Royal Livestock Show. Walter was among the first farmers to establish the value of Sweet Clover in crop rotation. He was also among the first to use fertilizer. He produced certified seed products from his farm and sold them in six states and Canada, Mexico, and Europe. Walter was an employee of the Noble County Soil Conservation District for five years. He signed the first Soil Conservation Agreement. All of his farm land was terraced by May 1953. Walter was among five farmers to be awarded an Oklahoma Master Agronomist Award at the Annual Agronomy Day at Oklahoma AM University in May 1953. The college president Dr. Oliver Willham presented a medal and certificate. In March 1956 Walter started the W.D. Eggers Farm Supply business, selling grain handling equipment in five states from his location at Bills Corner, the intersection of highways 64 and 177, and he actively ran that business until May 2013. His son Delles continues to keep the business active. In 1994, W.D. received the Top Dealer Award in District 67 from the Brillion Manufacturing Company. In 2005, W.D. Eggers Farm Supply was named as the second oldest dealership for Mayrath grain handling equipment in the United States. Walter is survived by his wife, Virginia one son, Delles Eggers and his wife, Audrey grandson, Timothy Eggers and his sons, Milton, Dietrich, and Barnabas of Shenandoah, Iowa and granddaughter, Roxanne Joslin and her husband, Nicholas and their children, Ian, Myrdin, and Gwendolyn of Leavenworth, Kansas. He is also survived by one brother, Milton Eggers of Fairmont and two sisters, Leota Lewis of Houston, Texas and Marie Parkey of Las Vegas, Nevada. Walter was preceded in death by son Brent granddaughter, Carrie Eggers and sister, Norma Wood. He was the oldest member of the Christ Lutheran Church in Perry, Oklahoma. Memorial contributions may be made to the Christ Lutheran Church in Perry the Zion Lutheran Church in Stillwater MCDA Morrison Community Development Association or a charity of your choice in care of BrownDugger Funeral Home, 1010 N. 7th, Perry, OK 73077. Funeral Services will be 10am, Saturday, March 15, 2014 at the Christ Lutheran Church in Perry with Reverend William Metz officiating. Interment will follow in Fairmont Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of BrownDugger Funeral Home.
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