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Douglas Ambrose Eggen

Male 1925 - 2012  (87 years)


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  • Name Douglas Ambrose Eggen 
    Born 30 Apr 1925  Rushford, Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 21 Jun 1925  Rushford, Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Rushford Lutheran Church
    Occupation Professor Emeritus (Pathology, retired)  [3
    Died 29 Sep 2012  Vero Beach, Indian River, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Notes 
    • Douglas A. Eggen, 87, Sebastian, FL., died September 29, 2012 at Indian River Medical Center. Doug was born in April of 1925 in Rushford, MN. He served in the Navy during WWII on the USS Hadley a Destroyer, which fought during the battle for Okinawa. Thirty-Five Kamikaze planes were shot down after which two hit the ship nearly sinking it. After returning home, Mr. Eggen attended the University of Chicago where he met and married his wife Elsie and earned a PHD in Biophysics in 1958. Doug performed research in arteriosclero sis and heart disease for 30 years at LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans, attaining the rank of Professor of Pathology and Biometry. He is survived byhis wife of 62 years; son; daughter; sister; 9 grandchildren and 5 great-grand children. He was predeceased by daughter Susan Elaine McIntosh of Jackson, MS. Per family request there will be no viewing or funeral. In lieu of flowers please consider donations to the American Heart Association in Doug's name. Seawinds Funeral Home is in charge of arrangement s. To view an online tribute please visit www.seawin

      Following High School in Rushford, MN, Doug served 30 mo. in the US Naval Reserve, receiving training as a Radar Technician; then serving on the destroyer Hugh W. Hadley that saw action at Okinawa. It was severely damaged by the Kamikaze. After temporary repairs it was towed back to the US. The war ended during this trip so we decomissioned the Hadley in Dec 1945 and he was discharged. Following discharge as an RT1/c Doug immediately enrolled in the Univ. of Chicago, receiving his PhD in the College (1947), S.B. in physics(1955) and PhD in Biophysics (1957). After 1.5 years post-doctoral work he joined the faculty of the Dept. of Pathology of the School of Medicine at the LSU Medical Center in New Orleans LA on 1 Nov 1958, where he participated in a program of research on 'Natural (ie.human) and Experimental Atherosclerosis'. In this program he worked with a group of Pathologists, Physiologists, Clinical Chemists and Biometricians. The program was headed by Dr. Jack P. Strong, M.D., Boyd Professor and Head, Dept. of Pathology. Doug retired 1 Jan 1988 as an Emeritus Professor. He spent one more year working with this group, after which he [and Elsie ]moved to Sebastian, FL where their son[ Steven] had set up his Pediatric practice. [They still reside there at 391 Orange Ave; Sebastian, FL; 32958. Phone: (561)388-5116 and E-mail: dougeggen@aol.com.] [4, 5]
    Person ID I12554  Mindrum
    Last Modified 25 Jul 2014 

    Father Ambrose Ingvald Eggen,   b. 17 Dec 1879, Rushford, Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Aug 1932, Rushford, Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Mother Alma Josefine Monson,   b. 30 Dec 1900, Cashton, Monroe, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jun 1989, Community Memorial Hospital, Winona, Winona, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Married 4 Mar 1921  Winona, Winona, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Photos
    Eggen, Ambrose and Alma family home, Rushford, Minnesota
    Eggen, Ambrose and Alma family home, Rushford, Minnesota
    Family ID F8596  Group Sheet

    Family Living 
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Living
     3. Susan Elaine Eggen,   b. 7 Jun 1958, Chicago, Cook, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jan 2011, Jackson, Hinds, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
    Last Modified 25 Nov 2017 
    Family ID F8605  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Eggen, Doug
    Eggen, Doug
    Eggen, Monson, McMullin families
    Eggen, Monson, McMullin families
    Unk., Ida Monson, Ina Monson McMullin, John Monson, John Eggen holding Doug Eggen, Mabel Monson, Ambrose Eggen holding Elaine Eggen, John Monson Jr., Herschel McMullin holding son William
    Eggen, Ambrose family
    Eggen, Ambrose family
    Eggen siblings
    Eggen siblings
    Matt, John, Al, Elaine, Doug
    Eggen, Ambrose family
    Eggen, Ambrose family
    Brose, Doug, Elaine, John
    Eggen siblings
    Eggen siblings
    Top: Elaine, Al; Bottom: John, Matt, Doug
    Eggen siblings
    Eggen siblings
    Doug, Elaine, John
    Eggen siblings
    Eggen siblings
    John and Doug
    Eggen siblings
    Eggen siblings
    Doug, Matt, Al
    Rushford High School Prom Dance Orchestra, 1941
    Rushford High School Prom Dance Orchestra, 1941
    Rear: Bob Stoyke, Jack Berg, Bob Berg; Middle: Homer Eggen, Don Moe, Doc (Bob) Stoyke, Paul Eggen; Front: James Swenson, Doug Eggen, Dick Stoyke
    Eggen, Doug and Elsie Gertz
    Eggen, Doug and Elsie Gertz
    Eggen, Doug and Elsie Gertz
    Eggen, Doug and Elsie Gertz
    Eggen family
    Eggen family
    Doug Eggen, Elaine and Bob Datta
    Eggen family at Rushford Lutheran Cemetery
    Eggen family at Rushford Lutheran Cemetery
    Alma, Elsie, Doug, Al, John, Elaine Datta, Matt, Bob Datta
    Eggen siblings
    Eggen siblings
    Al, Doug, Elaine, Matt, with Joan seated in front

  • Sources 
    1. [S8144]

    2. [S8144] 1925 Baptisms.

    3. [S891] Self.

    4. [S6581]

    5. [S897] Douglas Eggen.

    6. [S7807]