William “Bill” Alfons George Eggermont , 77, Tower City, ND, died peacefully on Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at the Sheyenne Care Center, Valley City, ND. Bill was born June 1, 1938 the son of Christ and Irene (Young) Eggermont on a farm near Jessie, ND and was raised on a farm near Binford, ND. Bill moved to Minnesota in 1957 where he did tree work, lake work, farming and had several businesses. In 1991, He moved back to North Dakota and resided at Kathryn, ND. Bill and Lavira (Knapp) Walker were married in November, 1991. In 1997, Bill and Lavira made their home in Tower City, ND. Bill loved to attend auction sales and was an avid gardener and hobby farmer. He enjoyed taking care of his cattle and assorted farm animals. Bill was a hard worker and enjoyed being outdoors. He loved spending time at the lakes in Minnesota. Bill will be missed greatly by his wife, his family, and friends. Bill is survived by his wife, Lavira of Tower City, step children, Timothy (Jennie) Walker, Jamestown ND, Joe (Karen) Walker, West Fargo ND, Larinda (Rickie) Velure, Kathryn ND, and Robert (Renette) Walker, Hawaii, 11 step grandchildren, and 3 step great grandchildren. He is survived by one sister, Marie Pelzman, Fargo, three brothers, Clifford (Dianne) Eggermont, Cooperstown ND, Raymond Eggermont, Valley City ND, Leroy (Loretta) Eggermont, Binford, numerous nephews, nieces, great nephews, and great nieces. He is preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Alfred, brother-in-law, Ralph Pelzman, great niece, Brandi Teeuwen, and great great nephew, Carter Olson. Thanks to Sheyenne Care Center and Mercy Hospital of Valley City for the excellent care provided to Bill.

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  1. Dear My Loving Family Members,

    As I sit in Hawaii, and reflect about my step-dad, Bill Eggermont’s passing, I feel a true emptiness deep inside my core. I sincerely grew to love Bill, a kind, gentleman of men. Who truly loved and cared for my dear mother (his wife) Lavira Eggermont. He always put others first, and in most cases, went without, so others could enjoy what life offers us. A man of character, that possessed the highest morals, including deep, heartfelt concern and love for all of Lavira’s children (including myself), as well as their grand children.
    Mom… my Hawaii family is always here for you! I’m so very sorry that my family and I couldn’t make it to the services…but we are there in our thoughts and prayers, as you know. I only wish, one day, someone could write similar things about me, that I just wrote about Bill. Renette, the Twins, and I, will miss Bill… but will never forget him, nor stop loving him, and what he stood for. He stood for us, family! May he forever rest in peace, under god’s care!

    Love Bob and Family!

  2. Lavira & family;
    We would like to extend our deepest sympathies on the loss of Bill. He was a fun guy to visit with.
    We’ll always remember many years ago when the 2 of you used to come out and help out our home.
    Rita & Dale Haugen

  3. Our heartfelt sympathy to you and your family Lavira. Bill was one of our favorites during and after our time in Tower City. God bless you and yours.

    Rod and Mary

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