Clarence B. Eggink, 80, passed away peacefully at his home in Escalon on Friday, April 20, 2012 after a lengthy illness.
He was born on Jan. 12, 1932 in Vona, Colorado and moved to Ripon in 1935. He attended Ripon Christian and Ripon High School and moved to Escalon in 1946. He graduated from Escalon High School where he excelled in basketball and football. He also served in the U.S. Air Force in 1951.
Mr. Eggink was a charter member of the Escalon Christian Reformed Church, where he was a cadet counselor and served as a deacon. He was employed by Escalon Lumber for over 45 years, where he was known as “Clancy” by the staff and customers.
He was a man who loved his family, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife, Alice and children, Larry (Trudy) Eggink, Richard (Donna) Eggink, Cheryl (Bruce) Dragomanovich, and Jim (Kellie) Eggink; stepchildren, Jerry (Phyllis) Hiemstra, Cristy (Steve) Van Laar, Jeannie (Russ) Swier and John (Kim) Hiemstra; 17 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; sisters, Clara (Bill) Hyden of Sacramento and Arlene (John) Rasters of Escalon.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Gerrit and Gertie Eggink; sisters, Barbara DeVries and Gertrude Postma; and brother, Tony Eggink.
Visitation will be Sunday, April 29 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Fellowship Hall of Escalon Christian Reformed Church, 2203 California St., Escalon.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, April 30 at Burwood Cemetery in Escalon followed by a memorial service at Escalon Christian Reformed Church at 11 a.m.
Memorials may be made to Community Hospice of Modesto or Escalon Christian Reformed Church.
Arrangements are being handled by Salas Brothers Funeral Chapel of Modesto.