Dean James Eagan, son of John K. Eagan and Marie J. Eagan, grandson of Harley J. Eagan and Blanche Eagan passed away on February 21st, 2023. He is survived by his loving wife Jan and 5 children Aaron (Jen) Goland), Chris (Kelly Lorbetske) Goland, Carolyn and (Rob) Albright, Scott and (Tonya) Eagan, Chad Goland, and eleven grandchildren, Sam Eagan, Will Eagan, Alec Goland, Graham Goland, Izabella Goland, Carly Goland, Olivia Eagan, Evelyn Albright, Grayson Goland, Ben Albright and Maddy Goland. Two brothers, Gary J. Eagan and Michael A.(Norma)Eagan. Brothers and sisters-in-law Marlene Zarling, Theresa Simon, Diane Benoit, Carolyn Kirsch, Dennis and (Lyn) Simon and David and (Colleen) Simon. Also numerous nieces and nephews with special mention of David Eagan and John (Tanya) Eagan.
Dean was a Wautoma High School graduate and athlete achieving 11 major letters out of a possible 12. Graduating in 1965, he moved onto Lakeland College where he lettered in baseball and received a BS Degree in Elementary Education. He began teaching in the Wautoma School System in 1970 and continued to teach through the 1977 school year. During these years he also coached varsity football and umpired Wild Rose baseball games. In the summer of 1977, he joined Eagan Agency LTD. There he received his insurance and real estate license, and became Executive VP and served in all aspects of the business. In 1987 Eagan Agency purchased Mid State Abstract and Title and Dean became executive VP and continued in that role until retirement. Other achievements included being selected as Adams-Marquette-Waushara Board of Realtors President and Realtor of the Year. Dean also served on numerous committees of the Wisconsin Realtors Association and was selected to serve on their board as an educational chairman.
Dean enjoyed a full life due to his family, personal accomplishments, past employers/employees, and friends. However, his greatest joy was watching his children and grandchildren ride the roller coaster of life, meeting the challenges and becoming the people they are today.
Our family would like to extend our sincere gratitude to the staff at Theda Care Hospital in Wild Rose and Theda Care At Home Hospice services for their compassion and skilled care. We would also like to thank Mike Leikness, Mark Putskey, and Father Bill Evans for their personal care and assistance during such a difficult time.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, May 6, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Wautoma with Rev. William Evans officiating. Visitation will be held at the church on Saturday from 1:00 until the time of services.