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Eggerichs, Col. James (Jim) M.

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May 22, 1936 - January 4, 2021

Eggerichs, Col. James (Jim) M.

Col. James (Jim) M. Eggerichs, age 84, passed away January 4, 2021 in Dallas, Texas.  Jim had been fighting Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD) and succumbed to Covid. 

Jim is survived by his wife, Patricia (Patsy), three children: Susan Levy, Beth Eggerichs, and Jim Eggerichs.  He also leaves behind a son in law, David Levy and two grandchildren, Allison and Sarah Levy. He is survived by four siblings, Gary and Bob Eggerichs, Randy Eggerichs and Janet Gaa.

Jim enjoyed a long career as an Army Officer.  He was a veteran of the Vietnam Warearned eleven medals and attended War College.  After his army retirement he settled in Dallas, Texas and worked for MCI telecommunications.  He was an avid sportsman who played football for his alma mater, University of Illinois, and remained active in returning for reunions at the University and with his Phi Gamma Delta fraternity brothers.  He was a handball player, cyclist and a scuba diver that completed over 100 dives.

Jim was a devoted husband, father and grandfather.  He met his wife Patsy at church camp at the age of 14 and was happily married for 61 years.  Jim had strength and determination that went beyond the physical, to those closest to him it seemed like he could do and fix anything he set his mind to. He was fiercely loyal to his family and friends and loved them beyond comparison. He made the world a better place.

Services will be held at 11:00 am (CST) Wednesday, January 13, 2021 in the Brooks Family Chapel of the North Dallas Funeral Home, 2710 Valley View Lane, Farmers Branch, Texas 75234.  To livestream please use the following link https://vimeo.com/event/604478.  Jim will eventually reside in Arlington National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate donations to Interstitial Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation or to the Alzheimer’s Association.

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John Rowe

January 19, 2021 7:09PM

Patsy, Always looked forward to visiting with you and Jim at the WHS reunions. How quickly a well lived life goes by.


Susan Raia

January 19, 2021 2:56PM

Tom and I send our sincere sympathy to Patsy and the entire family. We remember Jim fondly through the years with all the times in Lake Geneva and Florida with my parents and later just my mother plus when I lived in Dallas for a short time. Always the gentleman, always determined in whatever he was doing and always someone true to his word. Peace and comfort in your sorrow. Susan


Kat White

January 13, 2021 10:05AM

Our love and support go out to the entire family. Jim was a wonderful man and great friend to my parents. He will be greatly missed.


Gretchen and Tim Feemster

January 12, 2021 4:36PM

Jim was a wonderful friend for over thirty-two years. Words cannot express how much we will miss him. We send our our love, sympathy and prayers to his family.


Dan Damon

January 12, 2021 4:22PM

Patsy and Family, My thoughts and prayers are being sent your way. Back in high school days in Peoria my grandmother, who lived with us, never let me leave the house without quoting from John 3-16. God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son that who-so-ever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life". That gives me strength, when I loose friends and family. Love, Dan


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