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Edward V. Egan, age 90, of Dubuque, was called home peacefully at 5:08 p.m. on Sunday, July 29, 2018, at Stonehill Care Center, surrounded by his loving family. To honor Ed's life, funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., on Thursday, August 2, 2018, at St. Anthony's Church, 1880 Saint Ambrose Street, with Rev. Steven J. Rosonke officiating. To celebrate Ed's life, family and friends may visit from 9:00 a.m., until the time of services at 10:00 a.m., on Thursday, August 2, 2018, at St. Anthony's Church. Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, where full military honors will be accorded by the American Legion Dubuque Post #6. Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main Street, is in charge of arrangements.

Ed was born on June 17, 1928, in Dubuque, Iowa, son of Edward L. and Hope (Dolan) Egan.

Ed was a proud life-long Dubuquer, who honorably served his country with the U.S. Army in Germany during the Korean War. He was a hard-working and committed employee who earnestly put his talents to use with the City of Dubuque as a Surveyor Chief for over 30 years, until his well earned retirement had finally arrived. Ed gratefully found the love of his life, Alice O'Brien, and made her his bride, on October 22, 1955, at St. Patrick's Church. Their union was truly blessed with 62 wonderful years together, and 6 adored children. Ed and Alice were always very active and could often be seen out and about taking relaxing walks or hikes with their beloved 4 legged friends. He was also quite an outdoorsman; never passing up the opportunity to spend the day hunting for a trophy buck, casting a line in hopes of catching a keeper, or simply taking a ride on his bicycle in search of a little serenity. Ed was a very patriotic man who always enjoyed getting together with his friends, and fellow comrades, at the American Legion to swap stories and shuffle a few hands of cards. He was also a voracious reader who continually delighted in sharing the knowledge he had obtained with family and friends. His faith was an important aspect of Ed's life also and he was a faithful and active member of St. Anthony's Church for many years. Above all though, Ed's family meant the world to him and spending time with Alice, the children, and the grandchildren, brought him more joy to his heart than all of his other activities combined. We are deeply saddened today at the loss of such a great man, and the patriarch of our family, but find some comfort in the fact that he is now at peace, free of the physical ailments which have plagued him these past few months while unfortunately keeping him from doing many of the things he enjoyed so much. We love you Ed, we will miss you, and now definitely look forward to the day we will be reunited again in our Heavenly home.

Those left to cherish Ed's memory include

his loving wife,
Alice Egan, Dubuque, IA;

his children,
Anne Powell, Dubuque, IA,
Joe (Karin) Egan, Park Ridge, IL,
Karen Egan, Dubuque, IA
and Brian Egan, Dubuque, IA;

4 grandchildren,
Shanna Powell, Matthew Egan, Bradford Egan and Gregory Egan;

5 great-grandchildren,
Madeleine, Oliver, Sage, Niya and Willow Powell;

2 great great-grandchildren,
Alyza and Lilyanna Powell;

and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

Ed was preceded in death by his parents; twin girls in infancy; a sister, Anna Mae Egan; and 2 brothers, Pat and Glenn Egan.

Ed's family would like to thank the nurses and staff at Stonehill, and Hospice of Dubuque, for all of their wonderful care and support.