1941 - 2016

Roger L. Eggena, 75, of Statesville, N.C., died Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016, in Statesville, N.C.

Roger was born March 25, 1941, to Harm Jochum and Esther Louise Newlun in Pekin. He attended Eidman Elementary School, Pekin Community High School and graduated from Bradley University in Peoria, receiving a degree in Industrial Engineering and later a master’s degree in Engineering Administration.

After graduation, he married Madge Cadwell and began his working career in Detroit, Mich. He held many manufacturing management positions throughout his career in the Midwest before moving south and lastly North Carolina where he retired.

He is survived by his wife, Madge Cadwell; sons, Timothy (Megan) of Hamilton, Ga., and Jonathan (Melissa) of Asheville, N.C.; grandchildren, Olivia Eggena, Wright Eggena and Sutton Eggena; and sister, Marcia Hubbs.

A celebration of Roger’s life will take place at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to Gordon Hospice House, Statesville or 5th Street Ministries, Statesville, N.C.

Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.