Rodney T. Eggold
Rodney Tyvaun was born on October 12, 2000 and was welcomed into the Eggold family on July 29, 2004 by his mom and dad, Susan and Greg, his sister Rachel, and his brother Jared. Rodney’s adoption would become final on February 12, 2008; he was baptized March 2nd. Rodney had an intense love for nature, especially birds. Dogs also held a special place in his heart, most notably the family’s beagle Cocoa. Rodney enjoyed being active in organized soccer, baseball, basketball and football and also enjoyed biking, swimming and anything else that provided him a sense of freedom such as doing flips and performing tricks on a trampoline. Rodney was big in bravery, spirit, personal style, and in expressing appreciation for the people who loved him. His life was a combination of joys and challenges, but on May 29, 2022 the challenges become too overwhelming, and he took his own life. Rodney is now safely in the arms of Jesus. He was laid to rest at a private Christian Service of Committal on June 11, 2022 at Arlington Park Cemetery in Greenfield, WI. Rodney is dearly missed by his friends and family but will forever be in our hearts.
If you wish to honor Rodney with a memorial gift, he chose the Elmbrook Humane Society (ebhs.org) and Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital (stjude.org) as the recipients of donated money given in his name when he was younger. Journeys Lutheran School (journeyslutheran.org) provides educational opportunities for students with similar educational challenges as Rodney and is housed in the old Hales Corners Lutheran School, Greg’s alma mater. Or feel free to make a donation to the church or charity of your choice.
Rodney got a great deal of joy out of spotting red-tailed hawks. Should you see one, please pause and give thanks to God both for Rodney’s life and for the beauty God has left us in nature.
Rev. Paul H. Eggold
Born to Eternal Life on Monday, September 28, 2020 at the age of 84 years.
Beloved Husband of Suzanne (nee Meyer). Dear father of Gregory (Susan), Bradley (Diana) and Jeffrey (Cheryl) Eggold, loving Grandfather of Rachel, Jared, Rodney, Joshua, Jason (Natalie nee Croze), Cassaundra, Kara, and Christian and great-grandfather of Lawrence. Brother of Frederick (Elfrieda) Eggold and Helen Paul. Further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and fiends.
Proceeded in death by his parents, Rev. Henry J.Eggold and Helen Louise nee Burdorf.
Proceeded in death by his brothers Elmer, Henry, Robert and sister Ruth.
Paul was born in Milwaukee Wisconsin on June 12, 1936 and was baptized on July 3, 1936 at St. Stephens Lutheran Church in Milwaukee by his father, the Rev. Henry J. Eggold and was confirmed on Palm Sunday in 1950 at St. Stephens.
Paul married Suzanne J. Meyer on August 27, 1960 at Christ Memorial Lutheran Church in Milwaukee. Paul and Sue were married for over 60 years.
Paul graduated from Concordia in Milwaukee with the great class of 1956 and from Concordia Seminary in St Louis in 1961. He received his Master of Divinity from Concordia as a minister for the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod. His first call was to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Luzerne Iowa where he served from 1961 to 1967. For the last 2 years he also served as the pastor at First Lutheran Church in Belle Plain Iowa and was instrumental in building a new church that still stands to this day. He then served as head pastor at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Wausau from 1967 to 1976. Paul then decided to enter the chaplain ministry in 1976 and took a permanent job at St. Michael’s Hospital in Milwaukee from 1977 until he retired in 2001.
Paul was an active member of the Lutheran A Cappella Choir of Milwaukee and served on the board of directors for many years. He thoroughly enjoyed singing in the Christmas and spring concerts and was with the group for over 34 years.
From his time as a Chaplain at St. Michael and throughout his retirement, Paul served as a guest preacher at many Milwaukee and Wisconsin Lutheran Churches. Over the years, many members of various churches would comment on his sermons as he saw them from time to time. He served as a vacancy pastor for Emmaus Lutheran Church in Milwaukee for about 1 year.
Paul also served as the secretary for the Contact and Resource Center (CRC) in Beirut, Lebanon and wrote devotions for Creative Communications.
Frederick T. Eggold
October 26, 2020 age 88 years. Beloved husband of Elfrieda “Fritzy” (nee Bohlmann) Eggold. Loving father of Ann Eggold, Stephen (Michelle) Eggold, Philip (Jami) Eggold. Grandfather of Tyler (Becky) and Jessica. Great-grandfather of Keegan, Kiera and Kellen. Brother of Helen Paul. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.