Memorial services will be held Saturday, Oct. 11 at 11 a.m. in the Memorial Presbyterian Church in Cherokee. Rev. Ethan Sayler will officiate. As per Paul's wishes, his body was donated to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.greenwoodfuneral.com.
Paul was born April 9, 1935 in Carroll, Iowa, to Orah and Blanche (Mcleran) Eagen. He was raised on a farm in Audubon County. In 1947 he moved to Audubon and attended Audubon Public Schools, graduating from high school in 1953.
Paul participated in football, basketball, and baseball. He attended Westmar College, earning a degree in Natural Science and also varsity letters in basketball and baseball.
On March 10, 1957, he married Sandra Williamson in Audubon. Following graduation from college, Paul taught and coached at Sulphur Springs. In 1960, the Eagens moved to Cherokee, where Paul taught and coached for many years at Wilson Junior High School. Paul was active in Little League Baseball, Boy Scouts, Little Sioux Wildlife Club, and the Memorial Presbyterian Church. Paul enjoyed most sports. High on Paul's list was catfishing while canoeing on the Little Sioux River. Paul was a long- time member of the Sioux Valley Match Play Golf Tournament committee. Paul married Judy Tschetter on September 5, 1987.
Paul was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Phyllis.
Survivors include his sons, Stephen Troy Eagen, and his wife, Marla, of Rochester, Minn. and Shawn Patrick Eagen and his wife, Cheryl of Bartlesville, Okla.; his daughter, Katherine Lynn Rupp and her husband James of Indianola; eight grandchildren; a sister, Betty; three brothers, Joe, John, and Patrick; and a special friend, Dorothy Wilkie.