Gerald E. ‘Gary” Eggeman, age 70, of Elida died 4:43 a.m., Sunday, Jan. 19 at St. Rita’s Medical Center. He was born April 14, 1943 in Delphos to Harold Joseph and LaDonna M. Brinkman Eggeman. He married Ottilie Anna Weiler who preceded him in death and later married Deborah Kay Zuppardo Ricker April 19, 2003 and she survives in Elida.
Gary had been a machinist at Greif Brothers Corporation and attended Marion Baptist Church. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and enjoyed bird watching and walking his dog.
Survivors include a daughter Christine Bayliff of Wapakoneta, 2 grandchildren Blake and Meredith Bayliff and 6 sisters: Carolyn (Eugene) Fischer of Delphos, Judy Sudhoff of Fort Recovery, Diane (John) Grothouse of Delphos, Kathy Dukes of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Linda Gerdeman of Lima and Carla (Steve) Bonifas of Delphos, 3 stepsons: James (Angie) Ricker of Findlay, Brian (Joy) Ricker and C. J. (Amy) Ricker both of Lima, 15 step grandchildren, 2 step great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Private family services will be held and burial will be in Hartford Cemetery.