Daniel B. Eagan Jr. from Chicago Heights, Illinois, passed away suddenly on Sunday, October 14th in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He was born on January 6, 1935 in Harvey, Illinois and graduated from Thornton Township High School in Harvey, Illinois in 1953 and attended Purdue University. Dan is survived by his six loving children- Kathleen (Missouri City, TX), Debra (Las Vegas, NV), Margaret (Rolling Meadows, IL), Daniel III (San Francisco, CA), Thomas (Thornton, TX), and Elizabeth (Chicago Heights, IL). He was also the grandfather to twelve grandchildren and a great-grandfather of three great-grandchildren. He was a long time machinist at International Harvester. In death, Dan has rejoined his beloved wife of 63 years, Bernadette "Bernie" Eagan along with his mother and father, Margaret (Kettenhoffen) and Daniel Bernard Eagan Sr. and his brother William Eagan. Daniel was an avid Revolutionary War Reenactor and Boy Scout. Dan earned the Eagle Scout award, Order of the Arrow Vigil and is a Silver Beaver. He enjoyed telling anyone around him stories and treated everyone like family. Dan never met a stranger and loved to play bingo. There will be visitation at Kerr Parzygnot Funeral Home, 540 Dixie Highway, Chicago Heights, Illinois on Sunday, October 21st from 4-7 pm. A celebration of his life will be held at St. Kieran Church in Chicago Heights on Monday, October 22nd at 10 am followed by his internment at Assumption Cemetery, Glenwood, Illinois. In lieu of flowers please send donations to Marian Catholic High School in memorial of Daniel B. Eagan, Jr. His said …."Flowers wilt and die, but an education lasts a lifetime."
Published by Chicago Tribune on Oct. 18, 2018.