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Roland Egan

Last Updated on March 8th, 2017

Written by Kendra Tillman

Roland A. Egan, age 89 of Deer Grove, passed away Sunday, March 5, 2017 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling.

Roland was born on December 14, 1927, in Sterling, to Edward and Blanch (Scully) Egan. He married his high school sweetheart, Rosemary Chandler, on Thanksgiving Day, November 27, 1947 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Tampico where he has been a lifelong member. He has lived and farmed in the same vicinity all his life. He has been a Drainage Commissioner for many ages. He was on the school board when the Hahnaman School was built. Roland sold seed corn and traveled with the company to many places- Spain, Switzerland, Italy, Germany, Belgium, Austria, England, Hawaii, Mexico, Bahamas and many states here. He and his wife belonged to the Swinging Stars Square Dance Club for 25 years and danced many places. They belonged to the Good Sams Camping Club for 25 years and camping with the Bureau Valley Sams locally, holding offices locally and state wise. They made many friends in their 69 years of marriage.

Survivors include his wife; his three sons, Robert Anthony (Kathy) Egan of Chicago, Russell Edward (Regina) Egan of Nashville and Richard Allen (Lori) Egan of Walnut; nine grandchildren, Erica, Derek, Heather, Thomas, Robert M., Brendan, Quentin, Joshua and Aaron and seven great grandchildren, Kile, Ryley, Caitlin, David, Collin, Ellie and Rahyana.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Helen Miller and Genevieve Devine and one grandson, Dustin Egan.

Visitation will be Wednesday, March 8, 2017 from 4:00-7:00 P.M. at the Garland Funeral Home in Walnut with the Rosary recited at 3:45 P.M. Celebration of the Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 10:30 A.M. at St. Mary Catholic Church in Tampico with an hour visitation before Mass, starting at 9:30 A.M. Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Tampico.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the church or the Alzheimer’s Association. For online condolences, please visit: www.garlandfuneralhome.com