Farming Rural 13

Michael L. Eggen

June 19, 1945 ~ February 13, 2021 (age 75)


Michael L. Eggen, 75 of Joy, IL died Saturday, February 13, 2021 at Genesis East in Davenport, Iowa.  Services are 10:00 a.m. Friday, February 19, 2021 at Fippinger Funeral Home in Aledo.  Burial is in the Peniel Cemetery. Visitation is 2-7 p.m. Thursday, February 18, 2021 at Fippinger’s where memorials may be left to Joy Community Fire District and online condolences may be left at

Mike was born June 19, 1945 in Joy, Illinois to Russell and Evelyn Olson Eggen.  He graduated from Westmer High School.    Michael was united in marriage to Judy L. Ziegenhorn January 24, 1963.   She died November 21, 2003. 

He farmed in the Joy area all his life and raised buffalo.  Mike was also employed at Reason’s Locker Services in Buffalo Prairie and MoorMan’s Feed Company.

He was a member of Mercer County Farm Bureau.  Mike enjoyed fishing, attending exotic animal sales and spending time with his family.

Survivors include two sons, Marty Eggen, Mark Eggen both of Joy; one daughter-in-law, Nicole Eggen of Aledo; three grandchildren, Christina (Jeff Schmidt) Eggen of Joy, Amber (Brian Gabriel) Eggen of Woodhull, Matthew Eggen of Peoria; six great grandchildren, Easton, Hunter, Lucas, Owen, Kaysen and Aiden; one sister, Carol (Dee) Churchwell of New Windsor; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, one son, Christopher and one brother, Jim.

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 Service Program


February 18, 2021

2:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Fippinger Funeral Home
401 S. College Avenue
Aledo, IL 61231

Funeral Service
February 19, 2021

10:00 AM
Fippinger Funeral Home
401 S. College Avenue
Aledo, IL 61231

February 19, 2021

Peniel Cemetery
corner of 120th St. and 80th Ave.
Joy, IL 61260


Joy Community Fire District
US Hwy. 17, Joy IL 61260

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