Jon Walter Eggebrecht
Jon Walter Eggebrecht, age 39, of Forsyth, Missouri, passed away suddenly July 10, 2019. He entered this life April 4, 1980, in St. Louis, Missouri, the son of Walter and Sheila (Lonney) Eggebrecht. His parents have preceded him in death. Arrangements and cremation are under the direction of Cremations of the Ozarks.
Jon proudly served our country in the United States Marines and attained the rank of Sergeant before moving on to the Missouri National Guard for several years. He served during Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2002. His unit directly supported the initial invasion force in the liberation of Iraq. Jon and his unit were awarded many individual and unit citations for actions during this campaign. The two things Jon was most proud of were his son Gage and his service as a Marine. He worked for the Missouri Division of Youth Services, supervising and counseling juveniles for nearly 15 years. He had a special talent in connecting with troubled youth and was greatly respected by the youth and staff at the many facilities where he served. He was a supervising group leader for several years and developed a program that taught juveniles outdoor survival skills including hiking and camping. He has also been a loyal employee of “Fat Daddy’s” restaurant in Forsyth, Missouri for four years.
Jon made fast friends wherever he went. From a very early age, he naturally could strike up a conversation with whoever would listen. His quick and dry wit was contagious, and his signature smirk and barreling Eggebrecht laugh would light up any room. He was genuine and warm and will be deeply missed by the many people whose life he touched.
Jon is survived by his son, Gage; his former wife, Tera; his siblings: Andrew Eggebrecht, Dana (Eggebrecht) Boman, and Paul Simms; and many cousins, nieces, nephews, aunts, and uncles.
A celebration of Jon’s life will be determined at a later time. Memorial contributions may be made to Wounded Warrior Project (www.woundedwarriorproject.org), or a check can be mailed to Springfield Advocates For Youth at 3990 W Sunshine Street, Springfield, MO 65807. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.cremationsoftheozarks.com.