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Eugene "Gene" Egdorf

December 21, 1934 — February 20, 2020


December 21, 1934
Boyden, Iowa
February 20, 2020
Sheldon, Iowa

11:00 A.M. Monday, February 24, 2020
United Presbyterian Church, Boyden, Iowa
Rev. Andrew Hilla ~ Officiating

with the Family Present will be on
Sunday, February 23, 2020 from 2:00 – 4:00 P.M.
at the Vander Ploeg Funeral Home in Boyden, Iowa.

“Amazing Grace” sung by Ashley Egdorf
“The Old Rugged Cross” sung by Clark Moret
“Living For Jesus” duet by Mary Jo Huls & Clark Moret
C.D. “In The Garden” & “His Hand in Mine” Elvis Presley
“How Great Thou Art”
Organist: Harriet Fiihr
Pianist: Laura Van Meeteren

Brianne Buyert Ashley Egdorf Rachel Jurgens
David Egdorf Dan Buyert
Matt Jurgens Randy Egdorf
Eldon Van Dyk Marlyn Woelber
Lonnie Egdorf Christian Buyert

Sheridan Township Cemetery ~ Boyden, Iowa
Military Flag presentation by
William Monster Post - 272 of the American Legion of Boyden

After the memorial service relatives and friends are invited to join the family at the DEMCO Center in Boyden.

Arrangements under the care of the
Vander Ploeg Funeral Home of Boyden, Iowa

Eugene “Gene” Lyle Egdorf, the son of Ernest and Edna (Schloetje) Egdorf, was born December 21, 1934 near Boyden, Iowa. He was raised on the family farm north of Boyden, Iowa where he received his education in country school through the 8th grade. In later years he obtained his G.E.D. On September 12, 1956 he was united in marriage to Lorraine Van Den Bosch in Boyden, Iowa. Early in their marriage Gene was called into the Army being stationed at Fort Hood, Texas for three months. Lorraine joined him there until he was sent to Germany and was stationed there 18 months. Gene proudly served his country and was Honorably Discharged in June of 1959. He returned to Boyden to make his home where the couple raised their two children, Daryl and Linn. He was employed by Grooters Implement in Boyden for many years and later worked for the City of Boyden as the Water Superintendent. After retiring from the City, he started Gene’s Lawn Service and enjoyed every minute on his John Deere. The couple remained in Boyden until moving to Fieldcrest Assisted Living in 2017. Gene moved to Prairie View Campus in Sanborn in August of 2019. He passed away at Senior Care in Sheldon on Thursday, February 20, 2020 reaching the age of 85 years, 1 month and 29 days.
He was a member of the United Presbyterian Church in Boyden where he had served as a Trustee and Elder. He was a member of the William Monster Post - 272 of Boyden. Gene was a lifelong resident of Boyden and cared deeply for his community and served on many boards. He enjoyed sports, world news, working in his workshop, and visiting with others while sharing a good laugh over a cup of coffee. Gene and Lorraine enjoyed cruises and trips to Hawaii and Spain and spending a night out with friends having dinner and going dancing.
Family was very important to Gene and Lorraine. They attended the activities of their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren when they could. The camping trips with their children will always be remembered.
Grateful to have been a part of his life is his wife of 63 years Lorraine; their two children, Daryl (Lorraine) Egdorf and Linn (Lori) Rohwer; three grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren, David (Ashley) Egdorf and their children Kenna, Hallie and Jessa; Brianne (Dan) Buyert and their children Christian, Olivia, Danika and Aria; Rachel (Matt) Jurgens and their children Emmett and Macie; three brothers, Ronald (Tylene) Egdorf, Dennis (Henrietta) Edgorf, Arlan (Linda) Egdorf; six sisters, June Van Dyk, Janice Kuiper, Carol (Bill) Ferguson, Arlene (LeRoy) Woelber, Kathleen (Lawrence) Sohl and Candace Gross; also other relatives and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers-in-law, Dan Van Dyk, John Kuiper and Jim Gross.
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Service Schedule

Past Services


Sunday, February 23, 2020

2:00 - 4:00 pm (Central time)

Vander Ploeg Funeral Home - Boyden

712 Main St. , Boyden, IA 51234

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Monday, February 24, 2020

11:00 - 11:45 am (Central time)

United Presbyterian Church

817 Lincoln, Boyden, IA 51234

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Sheridan Township Cemetery

3067 Jefferson Ave., Boyden, IA 51234

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